Can I have a long (buy) and a short (sell) position at the same time (Hedging)? Yes, Avatrade allow the holding of both a long (Buy) and a short (Sell) position of the same instrument at the same time. Related articles What is "hedging"? What are the benefits of being an AVA Professional? How do you calculate the required margin for options? Can I reduce the number of open positions in my account? Are you a Market Maker?