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NAKED POSITION Definition & Legal Meaning

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A futures market’s un-hedged position. Call option writer with the right to buy or put option writer with the right to sell, having no corresponding long position or short position on the underlying asset, is in a naked position. The writer is exposed, unprotected from the price fluctuations that make this risky. Contrast to covered position. Also known as uncovered position.

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