What does the term "go short" mean?

Definition of "going short" in trading terms. Related to people with a bearish view on the market.

Posted in FAQ, Submitted by Trading Critic on Sat, 2006-07-08 00:51.

To go short in a trade in simple terms means that you have a bearish view on the stock, contract or currency you are trading. So as a trader, are looking to profit from a decreasing equity price.