Short selling means that an investment firm finds a company they believe is likely to fail and then buys a financial bond which goes up when the value of the stock goes down. It goes down if the company’s stock goes up in value.
I graduated into a recession and if you watch films The Big Short shows the group of financial investors who realised the USA housing market was going to crash. They arranged bonds which were shorts on the housing market.
As the time runs out and the markets crash those investors were sad that people didn’t listen to their concerns earlier but they walked away with a large pay out.
With Brexit do folks think that the UK will be in and out of recession?