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Holding Period

Holding Period defined: A holding period is the real or expected period of time during which an investment is attributable to a particular investor. In a long position, holding period refers to the time between an asset’s purchase and its sale. In a short sale, the holding period is the time between when a short seller initially borrows an asset from a brokerage, and when he or she sells it back – in other words, the length of time for which the short position is held.

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