stake

Definition

The amount of a security either owned (a long position) or owed (a short position) by an investor or dealer. also called position.

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You need to make sure that you have enough of a stake to get the bid in before you ever start planning to much.

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There was a lot at stake with this trade and we were all worried that it might not work out for us and we would end up closing.

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My company held a small stake in a new startup that grew to be very valuable when that company grew up to become the world leader in its industry.

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