Today we will start to look at the perceived advantages of exchange traded funds (ETFs) versus open-end index mutual funds.

Depending on the investor, some of these may be more important than others.

Or possibly these potential benefits may actually not entice an investors to choose ETFs over open-end index mutual funds. I write, you decide.

Let us begin with potential trading advantages.

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Long Versus Short Positions

On 08/18/2010, in Investment Strategies, by Jordan Wilson

A few words today on long and short positions in investing.

Being Long

A long position is the norm in investing.

You buy an asset in anticipation of an increase in value. In future, if the market price rises, you sell the asset and realize the profit. You are long because you own the asset.

For example, you invest $5000 in shares of Microsoft at $25. You are long 200 shares.

Being Short

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