Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits

Long definition

Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits

When used in trading, long refers to a position that makes profit if an asset’s market price increases. Usually used in context as ‘taking a long position’, or ‘going long’.

Going long is the opposite of going short or shorting, which means taking a position that makes a profit if an asset’s market price falls.

Taking a long position doesn’t necessarily mean buying an asset. Derivatives all provide the facility for traders to take a long position on a market without actually buying the underlying asset.

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