Nervous Nellie

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Nervous Nellie

An unduly risk-averse investor. Nervous Nellies tend to invest in fixed-income securities. If they invest in stocks at all, they tend to sell at the first negative sign, resulting in a loss.
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When the curtain opened, Nervous Nelly, otherwise known as Kimberly Ann, otherwise known as Wendy, went onstage and did perfectly, amazingly great.
At the very beginning she's pictured "cleaning shelves, doing laundry, writing notes," a Nervous Nelly about her husband's departure for 35 days.
Serena beat her to the Australian Open title in January and Svetlana Kuznetsova, Miss Nervous Nelly herself, prevailed at Roland Garros.