Short selling

In Forex trading, going short is to buy the price currency of the Forex currency pair.

For example, if you were going short on GBPUSD, you would be buying USD by selling GBP.

For equities, going short is selling a security without owning it, as opposed to going long where you are taking ownership of the security by buying it.

A short position benefits from a decline in market prices.

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