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Long Position  When you purchase shares of a company, hoping that they will increase in price  The exact opposite of selling short

Selling Short  Also known as short selling, shorting or going short  The practice of selling stock or ETFs that have been borrowed from your broker with the intention of buying identical assets back at a later date to return to the lender


Open a Position  To begin an investment.  Opening a long position requires buying an investment  Opening a short position requires selling an investment

Close a Position  To end an investment  Closing a long position requires selling an investment that you previously opened  Closing a short position requires buying an investment that you previously opened


 Buy Orders

Market Limit Stop (Market) Stop Limit


Market Order  A buy or sell order in which the broker is to execute the order at the best price currently available  Also called “at the market”

Limit Order  An order to a broker to buy a specified quantity of a security at or below a specified price, or to sell it at or above a specified price (called the “limit price”)

Stop Order  A market order to buy or sell a certain quantity of a certain security if a specified price (the stop price) is reached or passed

Stop-Limit Order  An order to buy or sell a certain quantity of a certain security at a specified price or better, but only after a specified price has been reached  A stop-limit order is essentially a combination of a stop order and a limit order


Buying at the “Ask”


Buying on the “Bid”


Waiting to buy until stop price is “triggered”


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Waiting for trigger (stop) but setting a limit


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