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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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The new Commons Speaker John Bercow has begun his first full session in the role by telling the House to avoid long-winded questions and answers.
The book details the core elements of cryptography that the average user needs to understand, leaving the theoretical topics to more long-winded texts.
Judging from his book, Dean clearly loved being governor of Vermont, and the way he writes at length about his accomplishments there is reminiscent of Clinton's long-winded and popular State of the Union addresses where he mentioned every possible program and achievement his administration had undertaken.
Others are more contrived, like the ghastly wedges of cement and steel that commemorate the long-winded, orgiastically self-referential demolition derby in CREMASTER3: Five mint Chrysler Imperials from 1967 (the year of Barney's birth) destroy a customized Chrysler Imperial New Yorker from 1938 (the year of his father's birth and only one year off Serra's).
A few other liberal arts/science contrasts: Prefer numerical data to long-winded verbal explanations: 43 percent to 78 percent; place importance on advertising: 34 percent to 40 percent; and place importance on the contents of television dramas: 17 percent to 22 percent.
As long as your solo conversations are not long-winded, there's no reason to worry.
Arbitrators will also allow sometimes long-winded and irrelevant testimony to go on and on.
Instead we are stuck with boozy barroom conversations of staggering self-absorption and race-driven social anxiety, as well as long-winded, pseudo-profound pronounciamentos on the nature of "Art" and "Creativity.
Diffuse means to scatter, or as an adjective, scattered or long-winded.
I got this really long-winded letter from this minister who went off on the fact that I picked on George Bush, but he said nothing about the fact that I was gay
The court, however, apparently did not look at the full text, which used "period of assessment" as shorthand only after a long-winded reference to the "period for assessment for partnership items.
Much of this "story" is a sophisticated and long-winded version of finger-pointing: the HCFA regs require this, the staff docs are reluctant to do that, JCAHO demands a third thing, the market makes us do something else entirely.