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Please explain short interest; specifically, why is it called “interest”?

I understand that short interest is the number of shares that is currently short sold. A high short interest indicates that the share price is expected to fall. All good, but what is the word ...
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If prices are falling, who will lend shares to short sellers?

Short selling is a process that involves borrowing shares from a person, selling them and then buying them back at a lower price, thus realizing a profit. In this situation, knowing that prices are ...
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What is the meaning of “short selling” or “going short” a stock?

Can someone please explain the meaning of 'shorting' a stock with an example?