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Weak Longs

What is 'Weak Longs'

Refers to the group of investors that holds a long position and is quick to exit that position at the first sign of weakness. This group of investors is generally looking to capture the potential upside in a given security, but is not willing to take much loss. These investors will quickly close their positions when a trade does not work in their favor.

Explaining 'Weak Longs'

Weak longs are regarded as the opposite of true long-term investors because they are not willing to hold their positions through all types of fluctuations. Weak longs are generally short-term traders who are looking for a quick profit. When the situation is not looking good, they will close their positions and go looking for opportunities elsewhere.


Further Reading


Avoiding invalid instruments and coping with weak instruments
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

Financial liberalization, financial sector development and growth: evidence from MalaysiaFinancial liberalization, financial sector development and growth: evidence from Malaysia
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

Financial development and economic growth: the role of stock marketsFinancial development and economic growth: the role of stock markets
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

A quantitative reassessment of the finance–growth nexus: evidence from a multivariate VARA quantitative reassessment of the finance–growth nexus: evidence from a multivariate VAR
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

Financial development and economic growthFinancial development and economic growth
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

The long waves in economic lifeThe long waves in economic life
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

Financial repression and economic growthFinancial repression and economic growth
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …

Capital market liberalization, economic growth, and instabilityCapital market liberalization, economic growth, and instability
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… said, “Give me the place to stand, and a lever long enough, and … the regression's disturbances), and describes recently developed strategies for coping with weak instruments (instruments … y Michael P. Murray is the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Bates College …



Q&A About Weak Longs


What information can you get from a person's trading history?

You can get information such as how many trades they have made, what kind of stocks they trade, and when they entered into the trade. This information will help you determine whether or not someone is a weak long or not.

Why are weak longs important?

Weak longs are important because they can be used as an indicator for market sentiment.

Who are generally looking to capture the potential upside in a given security, but not willing to take much loss?

Weak longs are generally looking for a quick profit. When they do not see it, they close their positions and go elsewhere.

How do you determine if someone is a weak long or not?

You can determine if someone is a weak long by looking at their trading history and determining how much time they spend on their positions.

What does "weak" mean in this context?

Weak means that the long position has a low level of commitment to it.

Who are regarded as opposite of true long-term investors?

Weak Longs are regarded as opposite of true long-term investors because they will quickly close their positions when trade does not work in their favor.

Who is considered short-term traders who look for quick profits?

Weak Longs tend to be short term traders who look for quick profits. They will close their positions when things do not go well.

What is a weak long?

A weak long refers to the group of investors that hold a long position and are quick to exit that position at the first sign of weakness.