position building

Position building

Buying shares to build up a long position or selling shares to create a short position in a particular security or group of securities.
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Position Building

The practice of buying and short selling securities to create one or more open positions. Position building may occur constantly for traders while other investors may build a position then maintain it for a long period of time.
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position building

The continual and gradual accumulation of a firm's shares for a long position or the borrowing and sale of the shares for a short position.
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In contrast, there has been a growing short position building in the futures markets, which could either face a squeeze down the road or continue to provide investors with an effective hedge against further losses.
I spent several years in South Africa where I was in a senior position building a 110m high concrete double curvature arch dam and hydro electric power station on the Orange river.
Hedge fund position building during the first five months of the year seems to have anticipated and accelerated a rise in prices that would most likely have occurred anyway as the physical oil market moved closer to balance.
There have been three cycles of position building and liquidation in which hedge funds have accumulated and then reduced large short positions in WTI.
"We have some exciting plans for the year head that will allow us to consolidate our position building further on our success to date."
Position building in the next few sessions could involve more averaging down than buying full sizes for fear of missing the prices," said Mathew Wakeman, managing director of cash and equity linked trading at EFG-Hermes.
"Again, you see Scotland in a position building on the foundation of the Parliament and greater stability now to lead in some of the dynamic new industries in the future."
In early 1988, the Federal Reserve adopted a $50 million limit on the size of securities transfers to discourage "position building" by dealers, a practice that had contributed to overdrafts.(8) Securities-related overdrafts continued to rise, however.
Demand for 'desirable' vistas and high rise living in Dubai is driving interest from both domestic and international buyers, resulting in a continued effort by developers to position buildings in areas that optimise views of the Gulf or the sweeping skylines that criss-cross the city.
In this market, it is important to position buildings properly.
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