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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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Chorus: For days long ago, my dear, For days long ago, We'll drink a cup of kindness yet, For days long ago
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The tradition of jurisprudence long held that among the law's most important aims is to make an end to strife, that to do that it's necessary to require that most claims not pressed with some promptness be extinguished forever, and that the harshness of arbitrary time limits must be balanced against the harshness of leaving people forever insecure in their property, having at any moment to fend off attacks on their title based on events of long ago.
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Almost all the merchantable timber was cleared or heavily logged long ago, and everyone knows we have very little of that type of virgin forest left.
However, what attracted me the most was an attitude I was warned against from the time I first sat down so long ago.