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English definition of “long”

long

adverb     /lɒŋ/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
go long (on sth) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to buy or keep shares , etc. because you expect their price to rise , so that you can make a profit : The prospects for domestic demand growth in the eurozone are not great , so why not go long on sterling , where the prospects for domestic demand growth are still looking optimistic ? → Compare short adjective → See also long position, longs
(Definition of long adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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