long position

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Situation where an investor purchases (or contracts to purchase) commodities, financial instruments, and shares, etc., with the intention of holding them in anticipation of a price increase. An investor with a long position is a bull speculator, and will receive delivery of the actual commodity, instrument, or share if he or she holds the position into the delivery period (instead of offsetting it with a counter-contract). Opposite of short position. Also called long.

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The stock had not been doing well, but Mark bought a large portion of it taking the long position in the hopes that it would improve.
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We decided to invest in what we believe in so we elected to go with the long position on the asset.
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My uncle Greg told me all about the long position he has invested in, where he has bought several hundred shares of this new company Smite, because he is sure that they will do very well in the next few years, well enough that he will triple his investment.
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