Long position

An options position where a person has executed one or more option trades where the net result is that they are an " owner" or holder of options ( i. e. the number of contracts bought exceeds the number of contracts sold). The New York Times Financial Glossary

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long position UK US noun [C] (also bull position) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a situation in which you buy and keep shares, etc. because you expect them to rise in value and make a profit: »

Soybean prices fell sharply as commodity funds dumped long positions.

Compare SHORT POSITION(Cf. ↑short position)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Long position — Long (engl.: „lang“, „weit“) bezeichnet in der Finanzwelt die Käufer Position in einem Handelsgeschäft. Bei Futures z. B. ist der Inhaber einer Long Position der Käufer des dem Future zugrunde liegenden Wertes (Basiswert). Entsprechend bezeichnet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • long position — Owning or holding options ( i.e., the number of contracts bought exceeds the number of contracts sold). For equities ( equity), a long position occurs when an individual owns securities. An owner of 1,000 shares of stock is said to be Long the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Long position —   An excess of assets (and/or forward purchase contracts) over liabilities (and/or forward sale contracts) in the same currency. A dealer s position when the net of his or her purchases and sales leave him or her in a net purchased position. See… …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • long position — /lɒŋ pə zɪʃ(ə)n/ noun a situation where an investor sells long (i.e. sells forward shares which he owns). Compare short position …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • long position — A position held in securities, commodities, currencies, derivatives, etc. , such that a rise in the market increases the value of the position. Compare short position …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • long position — A position held by a dealer in securities, commodities, currencies, or derivatives etc., in which holdings exceed sales, because the dealer expects prices to rise enabling a profit to be made by selling at the higher levels. Compare: short… …   Accounting dictionary

  • long position — The status of one who owns securities which he holds in expectation of a rise in the market or for income as contrasted with one who goes in and out of the market on a short point spread. In the language of the stock exchange, a broker or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • long position — n. (Finance) purchaser s holdings of a security or commodity; act of owning options …   English contemporary dictionary

  • long position —   posizione lunga   Il significato di posizione lunga è quella che ha un investitore prendendo posizione lunga o, più semplicemente, va lungo su un determinato titolo quando lo acquista in previsione di un rialzo del prezzo. Andare lungo è tipico …   Glossario di economia e finanza

  • long position — Fin a situation in which dealers hold securities, commodities, or contracts, expecting prices to rise …   The ultimate business dictionary

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