Hold

(redirected from hold down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hold down: hold down the fort

Hold

To maintain ownership of a security over a long period of time. "Hold" is also a recommendation of an analyst who is not positive enough on a stock to recommend a buy, but not negative enough on the stock to recommend a sell.

Hold

1. To not sell. That is, to continue to own a security. See also: Buy-and-hold strategy.

2. A recommendation by an analyst to neither buy nor sell a security. An analyst makes a hold recommendation when technical and/or fundamental indicators show middling performance by a security. It is also called a neutral or market perform recommendation.

Hold.

A securities analyst's recommendation to hold appears to take a middle ground between encouraging investors to buy and suggesting that they sell.

However, in an environment where an analyst makes very few sell recommendations, you may interpret that person's hold as an indication that it is time to sell.

Hold is also half of the investment strategy known as buy-and-hold. In this context, it means to keep a security in your portfolio over an extended period, perhaps ten years or more.

The logic is that if you purchase an investment with long-term potential and keep it through short-term ups and downs in the marketplace, you increase the potential for building portfolio value.

References in periodicals archive ?
For the BABY CAR hold down the LEFT SHIFT and select the ALPINE RACER
How does one hold down a 3-D surface such as a bent plywood chair seat?
Coventry signed the former Norwegian international for pounds 500,000 from Rosenborg two years ago and with recent midfield additions to the team, it is clearly becoming more difficult for the player to hold down a place.
This rise in national saving has helped to hold down real interest rates and to facilitate the financing of the boom in private investment spending.
If a state's economy is moving in the right direction, we can determine that the risk of an issue is lower and help hold down rates schools and cities must pay when they borrow for capital projects.
The challenge comes in providing high-quality tenant services while trying to hold down higher operating
The bill, AB 1185, was prompted by a new study reporting that health care spending soaks up 24% of the growth in our economy, and other recent studies showing that adding chiropractic care to an insurance plan helps hold down costs.
If they are not contiguous, hold down the Ctrl key and click on each sheet you want grouped.
Hold down Command + Option + Control and select About Adobe Type Manager from the Apple Menu.
In the meantime, they will be trying to hold down the No.
Finally, an extended period of relatively low and steady inflation has reinforced a belief among households and businesses that the trend of inflation should remain muted, and consequently helped to hold down inflation expectations.
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the success of its efforts to hold down manufacturing costs for the F-16 aircraft as production rates have declined, Lockheed Fort Worth Company is offering the U.