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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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I have the speed to make up for it but if I can be positionally sound then I can elevate my game on the next level.
Jones was positionally undisciplined, Nani's showboating was at its most ineffective, Patrice Evra's interest appeared to peak and trough while Danny Welbeck was prone to taking the wrong option.
They were cut open down the middle four or five times and Skrtel and Carragher had a poor day positionally
Wigan will struggle in scrum, line-out and ruck and will find themselves as outgunned positionally as Bath did trying to learn the League game.
Cardiff have players not comfortable on the ball, not positionally clever enough; not good enough.
8 SCOTT MALONE Some eye-catching and threatening runs that may have brought joy but, in his main role, caught ball-watching yet again and positionally unsure.
8 GARETH BARRY Positionally excellent and astute on the ball, Barry ran proceedings against the club where he made his name.
Positionally Mbemba was all over the shop against Memphis Depay but he was great in the tackle, reads the game well and showed good defensive qualities, so I have no worries about him in his proper spot at centre-back.
And in Liam McAlinden we have someone who is a very quick number nine and similar positionally to Nouha Dicko.
Evangelos Oikonomou 5 Had impressed but struggled positionally against Jambos.
All credit Huddersfield on Saturday as they played a tactically astute game, kicked well positionally as well as place kick.
He can't pass the ball and gets caught out positionally.