take a position (to)

 Make an investment in.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Take a position — To buy or sell short; that is, to have some amount that is owned or owed on an asset or derivative security. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • take a position — To buy or sell short ; that is to own or to owe some amount on an asset or derivative security. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • take a position — phrasal of a security dealer : to hold in his own account stock bought in the course of trading …   Useful english dictionary

  • take|off — take off or take|off «TAYK F, OF», noun, adjective. –n. 1. the leaving of the ground in leaping or in beginning a flight in an aircraft; taking off: »Vertical take offs and landings long have been a goal of aircraft engineers and builders (Wall… …   Useful english dictionary

  • position — A market commitment. A buyer of a futures contract is said to have a long position and, conversely, a seller of futures contracts is said to have a short position. Chicago Board of Trade glossary Open contracts indicating an interest in the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Position — A market commitment; the number of contracts bought or sold for which no offsetting transaction has been entered into. The buyer of a commodity is said to have a long position and the seller of a commodity is said to have a short position .… …   Financial and business terms

  • position — n. posture 1) to assume, take a position 2) an awkward, uncomfortable; comfortable position 3) a kneeling; lotus; lying; prone; sitting; squatting; straddle; supine position 4) the fetal, foetal position attitude 5) to assume, take a position 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • position — I UK [pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms position : singular position plural positions *** 1) the way that someone s body is placed I dragged myself into a sitting position. First, get yourself into a comfortable position. a) the way… …   English dictionary

  • position — po|si|tion1 [ pə zıʃn ] noun count *** ▸ 1 way body/thing is placed ▸ 2 general situation ▸ 3 where something is ▸ 4 opinion about issue ▸ 5 job in company ▸ 6 rank/status ▸ 7 place in list etc. ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) the way that someone s body is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • position — 1 noun 1 STANDING/SITTING/POINTING ETC (C) the way someone stands or sits, or the direction in which an object, switch etc is pointing: I had to work in an uncomfortable position, lying under the car. | a sitting/kneeling/standing position: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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