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Long position

An investor's position where the number of contracts bought exceeds the number of contracts sold. For example, someone who is long in a stock owns the stock. Someone who has a long position is a net holder.

The result of buying and holding a financial instrument. This strategy is undertaken when the buyer anticipates a price rise, in which case the buyer earns a profit equal to the price rise.

The opposite of a Short position.

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