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Definition 1.

Selling a borrowed investment in the hopes that the price will fall. For example, if you believe that the shares of a stock you follow are headed lower, you may borrow some shares from your broker, sell them, buy back the same number of shares after the price has fallen, return the newly purchased shares to the broker and pocket the difference. You will have to pay your broker a fee for the privilege of borrowing the security.
 
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