Definition: [crh] Total number of shares of a security that investors have sold short and that have notDefinition: been repurchased to close out the short position. Usually, investors sell short to profit from price declines. AsDefinition: a result, the short interest is often an indicator of the amount of pessimism in the market about a particular security, although there are other reasons to short that are nDefinition: ot related to pessimism. For example, hedging strategies for mergers and acquisitionDefinition: as well as derivative positions may involve short sales.
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