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Lighten up

Selling some part of a stock or bond position in a portfolio to realize capital gains or to losses or increase cash assets.

Lighten Up

To sell part of a security while still keeping it in one's portfolio. One may lighten up on a security because one believes that it will fall (but not necessarily by much) or because it is overrepresented in the portfolio.

lighten up

To reduce, but not eliminate, a particular security position when the investor feels that the security constitutes too much of the portfolio's total value, or when the investor is feeling less bullish on the security. In either case, a residual position in the security is maintained.
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The 34-year-old says Lighten Up works because it shows people how to live like someone who is already healthy and slim.
Lighten Up claims that 66 per cent of people lose weight permanently by following its 'slimming from the head down' philosophy and although Jo has only just started instructing her first course - at the David Lloyd Centre in Solihull - she says personal experience has shown her the difference the Lighten Up philosophy can make.
Offering innovative tools essential to hospitals' growing need to connect with and more thoroughly support those they serve, Lighten Up 4 Life provides community health data tracking, wellness metrics, and reporting features.
Lighten Up is incorporated in Nevada and its executive offices are located at 4423 South 1800 West, Roy, Utah 84067.
Most Americans (64 percent) agree that they need to lighten up this summer, according to the new Minute Maid Light(TM) Lighten Up
Second, the newspapers there ought to lighten up because their wish for a more flamboyant Henman is having exactly zero effect.
They play a very important role in the film: They do lighten up a relatively dark story, and I think they do so really well,'' said David Pruiksma, Hugo and Victor's lead animator.
Help is at hand however with the new Lighten Up Four-Week Weight Loss Plan book, supported by BUPA.
29 /PRNewswire/ -- In the stress-filled Nineties, Americans overwhelmingly prefer spending quality time with their families to going out with friends as a way to lighten up their day, according to a national survey conducted by Dole(R) 100% Juice.