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To have a stock is to make a bet on the cash flow of a corporation. That I understand. When you...


guess right, you are rewarded from the profits of said corporation. But when you "short" a stock, you are betting "against" said corporation, aren't you? Who pays you if you guess right? Surely you are not paid from the corporation you bet against? Who pays you in this instance?

 

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