Open position

A net long or short position whose value will change with a change in prices. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   A position that has not yet been offset or closed, i.e. the holder has a commitment to buy or sell something which has not yet been fulfilled, or for which there is no matching contract in the opposite direction.

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open position UK US noun [C]
STOCK MARKET a situation in which someone could lose money because of changes in the value of shares, currencies, etc. that they have traded but for which the sale is not complete: »

The open position of each investor is then ""marked to market"" every day.

[C] HR a job that is available: »

Employers receive hundreds, even thousands, of applications for every open position.

See also LONG POSITION(Cf. ↑long position), SHORT POSITION(Cf. ↑short position)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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