Weak Hands

Weak Hands

1. A holder of a futures contract who does not intend to take delivery of the underlying asset. While this strategy is a fairly common speculative investment, an investor with weak hands connotes a small investor who lacks the capital to actually buy the underlying asset and simply trades in contracts.

2. In foreign exchange, an investor who sells at the first negative news or price change. This has a slightly negative connotation and other investors seek to profit from the sales of investors with weak hands.
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He ( Khushwant Singh) is worried about his weak hands.
It is noteworthy that this recent bout of Western selling and Eastern buying has moved gold from weak hands to strong, from traders and speculators with no lasting allegiance to the metal except as a short-term trading vehicle to savers and hoarders, many of whom will hold this metal for years to come -- and some of whom will never sell, choosing instead to pass their holdings on to their future heirs.
Rarely viewed as a visionary by past scholars, Chiang as Taylor portrays him is a farsighted leader who played his weak hands well and even foresaw a decade earlier the United States' eventual failure in Vietnam.
Q IHAVEvery weak hands and struggle to dress every day as I find it hard to button up shirts andcoats.
If it's a grandma who's petite with weak hands or arthritis, a .
Frank Wiafe Danquah made a purposeful advance down the left flank and from his pull-back the Gosforth-born midfielder side-footed through the weak hands of Tom Woodhead with the ball trickling over the goal-line.
Raising to steal the blinds is more common when you are close to the button and you can raise with some weak hands.
a) This type of aid may be suitable for patients with arthritic or weak hands
It was not because I was there too long, I just had weak hands.
50 level, see more mistakes and a higher-than average number of flops with relatively weak hands.
You should never play weak hands from an early position, especially if you have been dealt a hand that is no better than A2 off suit.