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Definition of

naked shorting


selling security not in possession the practice of selling commodities, currencies, or securities without first having borrowed them, as in a conventional short sale. It is illegal in the United States.

Definitions of ’naked shorting’ and meaning of ’naked shorting’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’naked shorting’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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