One who has sold futures contracts or the cash commodity. Opposite of Long.
Purchasing futures to offset a short position.
Selling futures contracts to protect against possible declining prices of commodities. Opposite of Long Hedge.
Selling a futures contract with the idea of delivering on it or offsetting it at a later date.
A market situation in which the lack of supplies tends to force shorts to cover their positions by offset at higher prices.
|Short the Basis||
The purchase of futures as a hedge against a commitment to sell in the cash or spot markets. Opposite of Long the Basis.