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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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In the current simulation step j, the tasks were distinguished by considering the difference between transverse rest position [y.
The weak stochastic dependence between transverse rest position [y.
This information was expressed in the form of simulated statistical samples containing coordinates of tank rest position and the angle of tank vessel departure from the road centreline.
Third, the prediction of position of road tank accidents and so potential explosions can be decomposed into three problems: (i) prediction of longitudinal rest position with respect to the road segment in the vicinity of a vulnerable roadside object; (ii) prediction of a transverse rest position; and (iii) prediction of departure angle relative to the road centreline.
095 Zone Probability density of the longitudinal rest position number [y.
It is assumed that the fence constitutes an unmovable obstacle to the tank vehicle and so the outermost rest positions [y.
We think that a special study is necessary to determine whether these data sources contain such circumstantial data as a rest position [y.
The reports of the 151 accident underlying our database provide at least minimum statistical information on the probability distribution of the transverse rest position [y.
Consequently, a prediction of the longitudinal rest position [y.
The width of these zones exceeds the road width to indicate that the transverse rest position of the tank can leave the road surface.
2] and the probability distribution of the transverse rest position [y.
where: f(x) is the logistic density of the transverse rest position [y.