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Going Long, Going Short http://www.financial-spread-betting.com/Basics-trading.html A long position is when you purchase a stock in the belief that it will rise in value. So you take a long spread trade on it i.e. buy it with a view to selling it at a higher price later for a profit.
Going short or shorting is just the opposite of going long. Essentially you take a short trade if you think that a price of a stock, commodity, index or currency pair will decrease or go down in value.