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short covering Syllabification: short cov·er·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈˌSHôrt ˈkəv(ə)riNG/

Definition of short covering in English:


The buying in of stocks or other securities or commodities that have been sold short, typically to avoid loss when prices move upward.
Example sentences
  • This market condition develops because short covering and not fundamental demand is fueling the rising price trend.
  • Such short covering becomes a source of extra demand for a stock, pushing the price up.
  • This news spilled over into other markets today, forcing short covering in copper and other metals.
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