short sale of securities

short sale of securities
A short sale of securities is where the seller does not own the securities at the time of selling them, so is required to acquire them between the date of the bargain and the delivery date. A consequence of short selling can be that the dealer sells the securities cum-div (with dividend) but buys them ex-div (without dividend), leaving the right to the next dividend with the seller.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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