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Underweight

Usually refers to recommendation that leads an investor to reduce their investment in a particular security or asset class. The reduction is usually with respect to a benchmark. Suppose that U.S. equities compose 40% of the benchmark portfolio. If one thinks the U.S. will underperform, the investor may reduce the exposure to U.S. equity to less than 40%.

Underweight

1. Describing a portfolio or fund with too little exposure to an industry, sector, or something else. See also: Overweight.

2. See: Underperform.
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Such diets that look for fast weight reduction are dangerous in that they could lead a person to become underweight or anorexic in the long-term.
At the global level, a net 21 percent remain underweight banks this month, down 14 percentage points month-on-month.
In contrast, the treatment rate in nonobese women with an incident fracture was 41%, and in underweight women it was 57%.
At the extremes (90th percentile) of the distributions the differences between overweight, underweight and normal were obvious (8.
About 57 per cent of the poorest children in the country are underweight compared to 20 per cent of the richest.
A statistical analysis that took into account other death risk factors except being underweight found that people with food insecurity were 50% more likely to die from nonaccidental causes than people without food insecurity.
Black teenagers were the most likely to wrongly classify themselves as underweight (23%) and the least likely to mistakenly think they were overweight (9%).
A net 12 percent of global asset allocators are overweight cash, the highest since June 2009 and in contrast to a net 8 percent underweight in January.
Thanks for addressing the underweight girls out there in your most recent "Ask the Trainer" [Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy You, O/N '09].
Underweight was under the 3rd percentile; Thinness between the 3rd and 10th percentile; Normal range between 10th and 90th percentile; Adiposity rebound between 90th and 97th; and Obesity above the 97th percentile.
LONDON: Morgan Stanley raised Malaysia and Egypt to overweight in its model stocks portfolio and cut Peru and Chile to underweight from equal weight, the bank said in a research note received on Friday.