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what is sellshort?

Short selling involves selling shares that you have borrowed from a broker. At a later date, you will buy the shares back in the open market, hoping you can purchase them for a lower price than you sold. This strategy is a bet that a stock's price will fall.

There are lots of nuances to short selling, not the least of which is that your liability is unlimited. (When you buy a stock, the price can only go down to zero. When you sell a stock short, there is not limit to the amount the stock can go up.)

Some more information on short selling is available here:

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