What is going long?

Going long is a trading term that is used a lot. It’s recommended that you know what a long position is and the implications of going long before you start trading.

What does ‘going long’ mean?

Going long is a trading term for buying a stock, commodity, index fund or currency pair. You go long when you expect the price to go up and you make money when it actually does go up. The opposite is also possible; when the price goes down you lose money.

When do you go long?

If the price is in an upward trend, it’s recommended that you go long. Thus, when the price is mainly going up, you should buy. Timing is everything here. In our technical analysis course, we go deeper into the different indicators that you can use to time your positions.


Alex Mostert Avatar

When I was 16, I secretly bought my first stock. Since that ‘proud moment’ I have been managing trading.info for over 10 years. It is my goal to educate people about financial freedom. After my studies business administration and psychology, I decided to put all my time in developing this website. Since I love to travel, I work from all over the world. Click here to read more about trading.info! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment under this article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *