Definition of short covering in English:

short covering

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noun

[mass noun] Stock Exchange
  • The buying in of stocks or other securities or commodities that have been sold short, typically to avoid loss when prices move upwards.
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    • 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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