short against the box

short against the box
A short sale of a stock is where the seller actually owns the stock, but does not want to close out the position. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • sell short against the box (to) —  In the stock market to sell borrowed shares while owning the same or similar shares that one delivers later to complete the transaction.  ► “The most popular is to ‘sell short against the box.’ To do this, you arrange through a broker to sell… …   American business jargon

  • against the box — See: selling short against the box. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Short Sell Against the Box — The act of short selling securities that you already own. This results in a neutral position where your gains in a stock are equal to the losses. For example, if you own 100 shares of ABC and you tell your broker to sell short 100 shares of ABC,… …   Investment dictionary

  • selling short against the box — selling short stock that is actually owned by the seller but held in the box, meaning it is held in safekeeping. The seller borrows securities needed to cover as the stock in the box may be inaccessible, or the seller may not wish to disclose… …   Financial and business terms

  • short sale against the box — A short sale where the investor owns enough shares of the security involved to cover the borrowed securities, if necessary. The box referred to is the hypothetical safe deposit box in which the certificates are kept. A short sale against the box… …   Black's law dictionary

  • short sale against the box — See sale against the box …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sale against the box — A short sale of stock by one who owns shares of the same stock. If the stock declines, the seller can cover at a profit; if it increases in value, he can avoid loss by delivering the shares which he owns. Du Pont v Commissioner (CA3) 110 F2d 641 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sale against the box — A species of short sale (q.v.) at a time when the taxpayer owns substantially identical shares …   Black's law dictionary

  • Jack in the Box — This article is about the restaurant. For the toy, see Jack in the box. For other uses, see Jack in the box (disambiguation). Jack in the Box, Inc. Type Public (NASDAQ:  …   Wikipedia

  • Short (finance) — Schematic representation of short selling in two steps. The short seller borrows shares and immediately sells them. He then waits, hoping for the stock price to decrease, when the seller can profit by purchasing the shares to return to the lender …   Wikipedia

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