short interest

short interest
noun
: the sum of securities or commodities sold short as of a given date — called also short position

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Finance.
the total amount by which a single seller or all sellers are short in a particular stock or commodity or in the market as a whole. Also called short account, short position.
[1885-90, Amer.]

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short interest,
a quantity of borrowed stock sold in a short sale; number of shares sold short.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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