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Author: TMFTwitty Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2205  
Subject: Glossary List Date: 3/24/1999 12:05 PM
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What's that word mean? All of us get confused at some time or another about how a word is used in discussion. Here's some handy links to online glossaries. You may find these also in our comprehensive Resource List ( http://www.fool.com/community/resource/ ), under Investor Education.

Washington Post Business Glossary
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/longterm/glossary/glossary.htm

Nasdaq Reference Glossary
http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/glossary.stm

Investor Words
http://www.investorwords.com/

Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
http://www.duke.edu/~charvey/Classes/wpg/glossary.htm

Have a word not found? Post it here, and hopefully someone can help!

Regards,
Richard


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Author: Hunzi Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 2 of 2205
Subject: Re: Glossary List Date: 3/24/1999 1:13 PM
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Hi Richard,

Thanks so much for this board! I'm sure it will be very useful to Fools of all skill level but especially newer Fools like me!

Always ;-)
Hunzi

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Author: KShirey Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 609 of 2205
Subject: Re: Glossary List Date: 3/27/2000 3:54 PM
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I saw on another message board someone said they were
"long since Jan. 2000" on Cisco stock.

What does this mean?

thanks

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Author: LordHedgehog Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 610 of 2205
Subject: Re: Glossary List Date: 3/27/2000 6:15 PM
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To be "long" on a stock is to own the stock. To be "short" is to sell a stock you don't own, hoping the price will drop and you'll be able to buy the shares you just sold for cheaper than you sold them, if that makes sense.

Someone who has been "long since Jan. 2000" is simply stating that they have owned the stock in question since January. Typically people will state thier long/short positions at the end of a post on some boards to indicate what sort of a financial bias they have.

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Author: KShirey Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 611 of 2205
Subject: Re: Glossary List Date: 3/28/2000 3:58 PM
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thanks for the help

:)

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