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Position

A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position. Related: Open contracts.

Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.

position

The ownership status of a person's or an institution's investments. For example, a person may own 500 shares of Sun Microsystems, 350 shares of Boeing, and a $10,000 principal amount of 9% bonds due in 2001. See also long position, short position.

position

To buy or sell securities in order to establish a net long or a net short position. Also called take a position.
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They can put their strips anywhere on their paper as long as they are in a vertical or horizontal position.
The ambiguous text, "Dry Earth & Scattered Ashes or Dry Earth & Buried Gold or," its horizontal position and negative, cutout lettering giving insight into the burial void beneath the plates, ignited a flash of recognition of "public" sculpture's continuing mnemonic functions - a sudden if only perfunctory perforation of a collectively and publically maintained repression.
In a highly viscous liquid, a disk dropped with any orientation quickly settles into and maintains a horizontal position as it falls.
A tapering fireplace posits flame against the backdrop of water - a favourite classical allusion - and in this side bay, a canting kiosk, a large window pivots up to a horizontal position.
The vehicle's speed in miles or kilometers and other user selected information appear in the intelligent LED head-up display that automatically rotates to either vertical or horizontal position.
continues rotating tool retaining pin; fully sleeved (2); Hammer can be stored in the horizontal position when not in use;
I CAN feel the gods of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest all around me here tonight," drawled Phil Anselmo, a man so laid back it's a wonder he doesn't perform from a horizontal position.
Prone Float and Recovery: With partner assistance, the students practice the prone float (face down) horizontal position, and try to recover to a stand-up vertical position.
One platen can tip the mold half from a vertical to a horizontal position.
He accepts he launched fireworks from the snorkel at a horizontal position.
After setting the open-faced molds in a horizontal position, Re prepared 60-lb batches of the gypsum, adding polymer to activate it.