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TJX announces strong sales, dividend hike

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Li Auto shares race ahead on upbeat earnings

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Can anything stop NVIDIA?

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Gold rises on soft dollar, geopolitical concerns

Long definition

In trading and investment, the term long refers to a position taken by an investor who buys an asset with the expectation that its value will rise in the future. When an investor goes long on a stock or asset, they buy and hold the asset in the short or long term because they predict the asset price will appreciate and they hope to sell it later at a higher price and realise a profit.
The opposite of long is short. When an investor goes short, they are selling a stock or asset with the expectation that its value will fall in the future.

Going long on derivative products

In traditional trading, going long necessitates a trader buying and holding an asset. However, in derivatives trading, a trader may go long without necessarily buying an asset. For example, a trader can go long in an options trade simply means they purchase the option to speculate

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