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Position definition

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A position is the financial term for a trade that is either currently able to incur a profit or a loss (an open position) or has recently been cancelled (a closed position). Positions are the way in which a trader will hope to make a profit.

Positions come in two main varieties:

  • Long positions, that aim to make a profit when an asset’s price increases
  • Short positions, that aim to make a profit when an asset’s price decreases

Profit or loss on a position is only realised when the position is closed.

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CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.