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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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Asked how he knew the recovery position, Havlin said: "My fiancee, Janine Lees, does first-aid courses and when she has been doing her homework I have picked up on one or two things.
Earlier, the CEOs of the Discos briefed the minister on their recovery position and their individual recovery targets.
Miss Keelan had taught older children basic skills about how to put people in the recovery position and to stay calm as part of a Heart Start campaign with the British Heart Foundation.
Owner Brenda Owen placed her in the recovery position and dialled 999.
Helped by a policeman, he stopped the sheriff choking on his vomit and put him in the recovery position.
The 39-year-old, who was flying home from a friend's birthday celebrations in Chicago, put the elderly woman in the recovery position and monitored her pulse.
Among the life-saving skills they practised were resuscitation, treating burns, bleeds and how to put injured people in the recovery position.
At first his mum feared he might be dead or dying and placed him in the recovery position.
ukThe Recovery position Surveyors showed that almost 90% of members in the north of England believe that charges imposed on premises such as shops and offices are significantly undermining the region's economic recovery.
The teams were assigned the task at six circles with the special direction to reduce line losses and improve recovery position.
The nation's leading first aid charity -which trained 6,600 people in life saving first aid in the West Midlands last year - wants to hear real life tales, from stemming severe bleeding to putting someone in the recovery position.
A paramedic showed us how to put someone into a recovery position.