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What Does Having a Long Position Mean?

A long position in a security means owning shares and having a positive investment balance in a stock, bond, commodity, etc. This is done by simply buying and owning the investment.

An investor with a long position in a stock will benefit financially when the price of the stock rises.

What is a Short Position?
What is Short Selling?

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