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23:34 Feb 6, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: \"corto dólar de 5%\"
Hello, this is from a financial analysis / investment recommendation document about a latin american country.

"Además, se toma una posición corto dólar de 5%.

Do you think this translation is correct?

"Further, USD shorts of 5% are recommended."

Like is the sentence recommending "shorts" on the US dollar, meaning purchase of USD with the expectation that its price will fall?

Thank you for any thoughts
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Summary of answers provided
35% short (position) on the dollar
David Hollywood



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5% short (position) on the dollar

I would suggest

Note added at 2 hrs (2018-02-07 02:16:06 GMT)

we need more context ...

"Además, se toma una posición corto dólar de 5%."

"In addition/Furthermore, a 5% short (position) on the dollar (is assumed/recommended, etc."

Hard to be more accurate without more context...

Note added at 2 hrs (2018-02-07 02:17:30 GMT)


What is a 'Short (or Short Position)'
A short, or short position, is a directional trading or investment strategy where the investor sells shares of borrowed stock in the open market. The expectation of the investor is that the price of the stock will decrease over time, at which point the he will purchase the shares in the open market and return the shares to the broker which he borrowed them from.

Note added at 2 hrs (2018-02-07 02:20:04 GMT)

you could also say: 5% dollar short

Note added at 2 hrs (2018-02-07 02:24:25 GMT)

"shorting" is a highly dangerous business and can cost the speculator an arm and a leg:

BREAKING DOWN 'Short (or Short Position)'
While getting into a short position is usually done with stocks, the same logic of the trade applies to other types of assets such as stock options, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), commodities and currencies. Short-selling puts the investor into a position of unlimited risk and a capped reward. For example, if an investor enters into a short position on a stock trading at $20, the most he can gain is $20 less fees, while the most he can lose is infinite since the stock can technically increase in price forever. Short-selling is one strategy to use if you believe the price of the underlying asset will decrease in the future and you want to profit from that loss.

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