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Short Interest

The total number of shares of a particular stock that has been sold short and remains uncovered (not repurchased). Followers of the short interest theory believe an increase in short interest is a bullish signal since the short sellers will eventually need to purchase stock to cover their shorts. This cushion of potential buyers will tend to support a declining market or accelerate a rising market.

Updated on: 24/04/2023

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