Definitions for "Short Covering"
Keywords:  unwind, trader, offset, buy, commodity
Buying shares, previously sold short, in order to deliver them to the new owner.
the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale
The purchasing of gas contracts to offset currently held short positions. The market participants are buying gas contracts to satisfy the contracts previously sold. A high daily volume of trades that results in a reduction of the total open interest is evidence short covering is occurring.
Keywords:  replace, actual, seller, sale, purchase
Actual purchase of securities by a short seller to replace those borrowed at the time of a short sale.
Keywords:  cover, see
See Cover.