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shorting is quite simple you borrow stock from someone and sell it right away, then you wait till stock price go's down and rebuy share at lower price pay back stock the rest is profit.You do this on stocks you may think will go down.
Don't forget the nasty little scenario where the stock actually goes UP and you have to buy back more expensive shares. What's the usual timeframe for a short sale? Varies?