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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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As noted above in the discussion of assistant secretary positions, the creation of a PA position in a department, as provided in the House bill, is very unusual.
In 1990, the Cleveland VAMC adopted a special pay scale for PAs because it was having difficulty recruiting and retaining local candidates for entry-level PA positions.
Except for those with term appointments, almost all of the PAS and PA positions will be vacated.
His discussion of the subject of positive and negative pervasion, however, although framed by reference to the subject's inclusion among the eighteen subjects attributed to Phya pa, is simply a presentation of Dge lugs pa positions.
During the July 12-13 battle in Hebron, Israeli tanks destroyed two PA positions.