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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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Apart from laser surgery, MDA Clinic also offers refractive lens exchange for people who are unsuitable for laser treatment, especially those who have a high degree of long-sightedness.
Next week he visits an ophthalmic specialist to find out if his long-sightedness can be cured by revolutionary laser treatment.
In inherited squints, the muscles are usually at fault but squints can also be due to long-sightedness.
But now there are two newer types of more sophisticated lenses, which also correct the long-sightedness that happens in middle age when the eye loses flexibility.
Gone are the milk-bottle glasses after revolutionary lens implant surgery cured his long-sightedness five years ago, and that protruding bottom jaw was realigned, following dental complications, back in 1996.
It can be used to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.
However, a consultant opthalmologist told me there was a possible solution to all my eye problems with an implant called ReSTOR - an intraocular lens that replaces your own lens and corrects both short and long-sightedness.