One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe short end
The part of a stock market which deals in short-term stocks or other securities or commodities.‘speculators have been borrowing money at the short end in order to buy bonds at the long end’
- ‘In an effort to see its reduction in short-term rates matched by declines in long-term bond yields, it has deliberately encouraged speculators to go wild: borrowing money at the short end in order to buy bonds at the long end.’
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