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28 Jan, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Ok, this is going to be a thread.

First, "selling short" and the "short options" that hedge fund got screwed over on are different things.

"Selling short" just means when you sell a stock before it reaches the expected high water mark.
The short options are trickier. This is where you're basically betting (and usually borrowing money to do it) that a stock is going to drop below a certain amount. What you're buying is an "option." It's the "asset" created that you actually buy.
The way it pays out is that you get to keep the difference of what the price was and the new lower price.

The flip side of these options is that if the price goes up within the time frame of that option (there's a maturity date attached) you have to buy the stock at that price.
And the people who "bet" on the price going up get to keep the difference.

This is like a very very simplified way of explaining it but that's the general idea.

It's basically like and over / under bet for a football game.

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