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One who has bought a contract to establish a market position and who has not yet closed out this position through an offsetting sale; the opposite of short.

Long Position

The ownership of a security or derivative, or the state of having bought one or the other. A long position brings with it the right to coupon payments or dividends attached to the security or derivative. Informally, one who owns 100 shares of a stock is said to be "long 100 of the stock." Likewise, an investor who has bought (or holds) an option is said to be "long the option" because he/she has the right to exercise the option at a later date. See also: Short position, Close a position.


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Clinton's reputation for being long-winded is deserved.
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Judging by the composition and style of his ramblings I realise it was a cumbersome and long-winded hoax.
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The usual long-winded practice and qualifying sessions tend to drag on, and it's tempting to forgo these and jump straight into the race.
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we don't need some boring, long-winded pretentious film to tell us that.
Unfortunately the whole history of Department of Trade investigations is that they turn out to be long-winded, unwieldy and drag on for years while lawyers wrangle with each other at vast expense.
A regional assembly would be a completely unnecessary talking shop, of benefit only to those who make their living from long-winded speeches and shuffling paperwork.
Characters are created and discarded just to make the point that Eric is a GOOD person, adding to the fluff content, and the long-winded explanations of the obvious wouldn't be missed.