long position


The state of actually owning a security, contract, or commodity. also called long. opposite of short.

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The trader's evaluation of the stock went for neutral to positive, so he took a long position, buying 10,000 shares.

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He took a long position in Apple before the iPod came out, and since then he has been rewarded handsomely for his investment.

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Often investors will sell covered call contracts against their long positions in an attempt to garner additional returns during their holding periods.

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