Long Position

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Definition: Long Position

Long Position refers to the buying of a financial instrument for a long period of time with the expectation that price of the instrument will rise in the future. Investors who are "bullish" about the market will take a long position, expecting higher prices in the future. It is sometimes also referred to as ‘long the market’.

Investors study the various patterns in the stock market, and forecast the growth of certain financial instruments. In the case of long position, the investors expect that the value of the financial instrument would increase after a due course of time, and hence is preferable as it helps generate profit.

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