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Glossary Term: POSITION

Definition(s) for POSITION:


1. ) refers to a market commitment. It is the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position, and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position.

2. ) As a noun, specific securities in an account or strategy. (A covered call writing position might be long 1,000 XYZ and short 10 XYZ January 30 calls). As a verb, to facilitate; to buy or sell - generally a block of securities - thereby establishing a position. See also Facilitation and Strategy.

3. ) The combined total of an investor's open option contracts (calls and/or puts) and long or short stock.


See Also:
CASH POSITION, CHANGES IN FINANCIAL POSITION, CLEAR A POSITION, CLOSE A POSITION, COVERED POSITION, FINANCIAL POSITION, LONG POSITION, OPEN POSITION, OVERNIGHT POSITION, POSITION BUILDING, POSITION DIAGRAM, POSITION SELF, POSITION SHEET, POSITION TRADER, SHORT POSITION


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