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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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Scribbling hurriedly on a series of notebooks meant finding a stray citation or reference was as much a challenge as deciphering what I had written longhand. In retrospect, I should have developed the habit of taking notes legibly and accurately on 3x5-inch cards, something I learned and abandoned, together with Turabian's 'Manual of Style,' after I had submitted my first college term paper under Doreen Fernandez.
From conferences, PR launches and in the corporate packs companies hand to me, I now have so many branded biros that I could copy War and Peace longhand and never run out of ink.
I will refer to the Market Abuse Regulation as 'MAR' and refer to the market abuse regime in its longhand form as 'the regime': The regime being the environment created by the interplay of the full spectrum of laws, rules and guidance aimed at tackling market abuse in our market, including but not limited to MAR.
Lifestyle Feature ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: What's amazing is that the letters are from 1933-34, when Ackermann himself was no more than 18, so these were two teenagers chatting across the ocean in longhand about what today would be speculative fiction.
Of interest, the ledgers were neat, written in detail in longhand with checks recorded in black ink and cash payments recorded in red ink.
Pupils work on tablets which they can write longhand on using special pens.
He invented a machine to speed up secretarial work using typefaces, pressing ink onto paper via rolling wheels - but it was even slower than taking dictation in longhand. It wasn't until the late 1880s that a design, now called a typewriter, was used in offices.
Similar to modern English, he says, Koine Greek employed two different styles of numbering, longhand number-words and alphabetic shorthand.
I wrote everything in longhand, and then typed it out on a manual typewriter--triple-spacing to give myself room for editing in longhand.
Now here's an interesting one - I write all my copy longhand, yes, pen and paper.
Written originally in longhand and typed on an old-fashioned typewriter, "Ask the Cat" spent the next several decades shut away, half-forgotten in a drawer.
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