Subject: Re: BREAKING NEWS - "Offending Code" Specified (LinuxWorld)(Printview)
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/26/2003 14:24:45
On Fri, 26 Dec 2003, M L Riechers Mlr wrote:

> But could you enlighten an old codger as to the current meaning of
> "shorting," as in:
> > EEF> Anyone shorting [SCO]?
> Just puzzled.
> Thanks in advance,

short-selling their stock. You can sell stock you don't own (yet), as
long as you have enough money on account to buy the stock before, or
when, the call comes due. If the stock falls in the mean-time, you won
your bet.