going long

going long
The investor's purchase of a security for investment or speculation that the price will rise resulting in a profit once the security is sold. See:: long position. Antithesis of going short. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
The purchase of a stock or commodity for investment or speculation. Exchange Handbook Glossary
Buying futures involves a commitment to buy the underlying asset at a future date at a specified price. This is called going long. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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