Friendly Hands

Friendly Hands

A slang term for an investor who buys an IPO with the intention of holding the stock for an extended period of time. Friendly hands reduce volatility in an IPO (which can be quite volatile). Thus, they help maintain price stability as the market tries to decide how much an IPO is worth.
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If He wills otherwise, then this manuscript which I shall now consign to the inscrutable forces of the sea shall fall into friendly hands.
A while we must leave Tom in the hands of his persecutors, while we turn to pursue the fortunes of George and his wife, whom we left in friendly hands, in a farmhouse on the road-side.
Blessed be God for having vouchsafed to me the joy before I die of having pressed your friendly hands, and having heard, once more, the language of my country
They tried to persuade him to take them to some more hospitable coast near enough to civilization so that they might hope to fall into friendly hands.
But no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful, and probably in friendly hands, than the paternal anxiety which had been excited by the dubiety of his fate, gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment, at what he termed Wilfred's filial disobedience.
He knew, by some spiritual sense -- for the Creator never made another being so sensitive as this -- he knew that no friendly hand was pulling at his heartstrings, and that an eye was looking curiously into him, which sought only evil, and found it.
And thus he would die -- out in the cold world, with no shelter over his homeless head, no friendly hand to wipe the death-damps from his brow, no loving face to bend pityingly over him when the great agony came.
We all are here in perfect health, None gone from our small band: Again we see each well-known face, And press each friendly hand.
Perhaps thoughtful and absent, D'Artagnan, impious in spite of himself, might not have bent beneath this holy benediction; but Porthos saw his distraction, and laying his friendly hand upon the back of his companion, he crushed him down towards the earth.
No, Raoul shall not go alone; no, he shall not be left alone in a strange land without some friendly hand to support him, some friendly heart to recall to him all he loved
He held out to me a friendly hand, with his usual ejaculation of " Ah
Woodcourt laid his friendly hand on Richard's shoulder and looked at me.
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