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Be Patient - Your friend has just gone out and bought a state of the art computer with all the bells and whistles and after looking at your slowpoke old...

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Definition: Selling of a stock that a person doesn't own.  They hope to profit by buying the stock back at a lower price and returning it.  Also called "shorting."

TeenAnalyst Advice: Shorting a stock is basically the same as making a bet that the stock will go down.  The investor borrows the shares of stock, sells them immediately, and promises to return the same number of shares later (plus interest).  If the stock goes down, they buy the stock back at a lower price and return them.

For example, if you short 30 shares of XYZ stock at $30/share and the stock falls to $20/share, you would have made $300 in profit.

 

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Definition of the Day Mutilated Security

Mutilated Security - Mutilated Security is a damaged security that prevents a person from identifying the original issuer of the security or other necessary identifying information. If a seller is seeking to transfer the mutilated security, certain steps will have to ensure the buyer that the security is able to...

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