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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.
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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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Dr Louise Culham, head of optometry at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, agrees with Ruston's views on long-sightedness.
Dr Syamnath Somanath, ophthalmologist at Al Noor Polyclinic, Dubai, said: "Common vision problems in children are short-sightedness [myopia], long-sightedness [hyperopia], squint, and astigmatism [blurred or distorted vision].
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If they had been, no doubt this spinconscious administration would have spun a suitable tale to gain maximum publicity for its long-sightedness. The absence of one suggests the worst.
She added that the 47-year-old Prime Minister's long-sightedness was extremely common for his age.
Common eye conditions and diseases people suffer from include short-sightedness, long-sightedness, macular degeneration, glaucoma (spots), migraine (flashing lights), cataract (blurred vision) and double vision (shadow).
The clinic treats people with shortsightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
This causes increased long-sightedness with age - the condition known as presbyopia.
I controlled my long-sightedness with the aid of one contact lens in my right eye for reading and close work whilst my dominant left eye sorted out distance for me, a sort of mono-vision.