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Go Long

To take a long position. That is, one goes long when one buys a security or derivative.

Go long.

When you go long, you buy a security or other financial product that you intend to hold for a period of time or one that you expect to increase in value so that you can sell it at a profit.

For example, if you're buying and selling options or futures contracts, you go long when you enter a contract to buy the underlying instrument. In the case of stock, you go long when you buy shares to hold in your portfolio, at least for the next term.

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There's nothing else much to be fond on, for my furnitur' went long ago.
Stephanie Niemer's final service of the game went long, giving the Tornadoes the victory and the 9-1 record while her Blaze Spikers slipped to 8-2.
Sources said the party went long into the night in the incredible setting as the guests swigged champagne and toasted the couple.
That hearing went long and was continued until Dec.
Querrey raced into a 4-1 lead in the tie-break, then when Murray went long the American had four set points at 6-2, but he only needed one as he sealed the set with a trademark big forehand.
I dictated most of the points when the rallies went long, which he normally likes.
The system went long within the last 60 minutes and set a trailing stop at 1.
LMU cut the Waves' lead to 57-55, but Damian Martin's 10-footer in the closing seconds went long, and Pepperdine's Jarrad Henry grabbed the rebound as time expired.
We bought GE because of NBC, and went long AT&T while shorting ITT; we bought CBS when its relatinship with the NBA and the NFL were good, but decided to get out after it signed that long-term contract with the AL and the NL.
It was a tale of errors for Adamson and NU as Jessica Galanza botched her attempt to put the Lady Bulldogs at match point, 2418, but Rizza Mandapat awarded the Lady Falcons a free point, 2419, after her serve went long.
Production on the film went long - tropical storms and Mann's perfectionism getting in the way.
I went long and it started going down, and I couldn't get out," she says.