The long and the short of it


What does Going Long & Going Short Mean in Trading?

When trading in the financial markets, people buy & sell assets such as currencies, commodities & stocks by “going long” or “going short” on them. Going long is a popular industry term used lớn describe the act of buying. On the flipside, going short is a term investors & traders use khổng lồ describe the act of selling. Traders will go long when they expect that the price of the asphối will rise. Alternatively, they go short when they expect that the price will fall. This is because in forex, as well as all other markets & businesses, traders make their profits when they buy low and sell high.

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So, for example, if someone goes short on the EURUSD, they are expecting the price of the EUR to lớn fall so that they buy it at a lower price and make a profit. Losses are incurred in the event of buying low và selling even lower, or selling high và buying even higher. Whether traders buy or sell first doesn’t matter, profits & losses can be made in any order.

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