Long position

Definition:

Owning or holding options (i.e., the number of contracts bought exceeds the number of contracts sold). For equities, a long position occurs when an individual owns securities. An owner of 1,000 shares of stock is said to be "Long the stock." Related: Short position.

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Imputed interest

Used in accounting to refer to interest that has effectively been paid to a bondholder, even though no money has actually been paid.

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