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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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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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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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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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thanks for the help

:)
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