financial jargon: short

shorting is essential to hedging, and essential to risk analytics

“shorts” means short positions or short trades, and can also mean the holders of short positions

“the short” = the seller, and “the long” = the buyer in a trade.

You COVER your SHORT POSITION by buying.

You “go short” at a price and cover at another (hopefully lower) price.

In other words, you have a “short sale” at $x, covered at $y.

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