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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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Hadi renewed thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Khalifa for his noble positions towards Yemen and his generous aid to the Yemeni people during these hard circumstances.
Manama, Jumada I 18, 1437, Feb 27, 2016, SPA -- King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain received at Al-Rowda palace in Manama today Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, President of the Board of Directors of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, who are here on visit to Bahrain to attend a ceremony to be held tomorrow to announce naming of a main road in Bahrain after late Prince Saud Al-Faisal upon directives of the King of Bahrain in recognition of his great deeds and noble positions towards the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people.
After having unveiled a curtain on which a main road in Bahrain was named after late Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the Crown Prince gave an account on the great deeds and noble positions of Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz towards the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people.
For his part, the Gambian Consul expressed his thanks and appreciation to the IIRO efforts and its noble positions towards the Gambian people in all situations of adversity and calamities, pointing out that humanitarian aid provided by the Organization had a significant impact in saving thousands of the poor and the needy in his country.