Technically anyone who purchases a security is a buyer, whether it is to initiate a long position or to buy to cover a short position. However, the term is usually used to refer to a trader who is long in the market and to a degree is a reflection of an investor's market sentiment. Compare to Seller; Short.

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The buyer of the security had made the decision to hold for many years as he was focused on the long term.

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He was the buyer of the product and would have to pay the merchant for it because the merchant was the one selling.

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The brokerage firm had no trouble finding buyers for Apple stock because of the launch of their new, inproved Iphone 2000.

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