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Shorting stock | Stocks and bonds | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy

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Uploaded on Mar 3, 2009

What does it mean to short a stock? Created by Sal Khan.

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Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Can you sell something that you borrowed from someone else? Why, yes, you can and it is called "shorting". Why would you do this? Well, you can now make money if the price goes down. Is this bad? This tutorial has your answers.

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