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1. A general reference to an investment holding. A position can be long or short, and it can be in any asset class, such as stocks, bonds, futures, or options. A position can be open (current) or closed (past), but in general use, unless a position is specifically referred to as closed, the assumption is that it references an open position.
3. A job or role within a company.
4. The phyiscal location of an item.

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When the stock market crashed I was worried that we would lose a lot of money, but I called up my hedge fund manager and learned that he had put our funds into a short position to take advantage of the decline in stock prices.

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Since the investor sold all 100 shares of the company last week, his long position is now closed.

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We were in a really awkward position because we were wedged between an old lady and an old man and could not get out.

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