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long

1. (of drinks) containing a large quantity of nonalcoholic beverage
2. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel of relatively great duration or (esp in classical verse) followed by more than one consonant
b. denoting a syllable containing such a vowel
c. (in verse that is not quantitative) carrying the emphasis or ictus
3. Cricket (of a fielding position) near the boundary
4. Music a note common in medieval music but now obsolete, having the time value of two breves

Long

Crawford Williamson. 1815--78, US surgeon. He was the first to use ether as an anaesthetic

long

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a long is four bytes and can be signed (-2G to +2G) or unsigned (4G). Contrast with short.
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Portfolio managers raised their net long position in Brent by 10 million barrels to a record 544 million barrels in the week ending on December 12.
Fund managers had boosted their net long position for five consecutive weeks by a total of 1,082 billion cubic feet, taking it to the highest level since May 2014.
Hedge funds boosted their net long position by a record 287mn barrels over just three weeks between August 2 and August 23.
S&P Pan Arab Shariah Balanced - Moderate Index - the Index takes a long position in the S&P Pan Arab Composite Shariah Total Return Index with 60 per cent weight, and a long position in the Dow Jones Sukuk Total Return Index with a 40 per cent weight
By August 20, money managers' net long positions had been trimmed to 361 million barrels in US crude, and they were running long: short by a ratio of 7.
Commenting on the shareholding of Telefonica, Portugal Telecom has disclosed that the Spanish operator now owns a long position of below 2% of the company's capital.
You should close long positions when the price falls below the SAR and close short positions when the price rises above the SAR.
Enters into a short sale, an offsetting notional principal contract or forward or futures contract and subsequently acquires a long position in the same property; or
The accumulation of such a large net long position over the last 17 weeks could indicate an increasing risk crude prices will pull back and give up at least some of their recent gains in the short term.
I think that it would be difficult for silver to stay and hold above $34 if gold would see a strong, short term orientated, long position liquidation as the situation in the yellow metal is looking well overbought.
In a "short sale against the box," a taxpayer owns a long position and borrows an equal amount of stock from his broker to sell.
A pair trade takes a long position in a somewhat undervalued security and a short position in a somewhat overvalued security that are correlated.