Marginal utility

Definition:

The change in total satisfaction as a result of consuming one additional unit of a specific good or service.

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Selling short

Selling a stock not actually owned. If an investor thinks the price of a stock is going down, the investor could borrow the stock from a broker and sell it. Eventually, the investor must buy the... Read More

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