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1. Describing investors who believe that the markets are too volatile to risk their money. They therefore keep their money in short-term, low-risk investments until the markets are perceived to have calmed down. Investors on the sidelines usually have lower risk tolerance than investors who keep their money in the markets during these times.

2. Describing investors who are watching a security instead of taking a position on it.


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Offense' if direction of play i is the offensive teams sideline, 'Defense' if defense's sideline}
Claffey said: "The ball is going to go over the sideline plenty of times in a game and there's nothing you can do to stop it.
The new line will push newspaper and other photographers three more feet back to 15 feet from the sideline.
All five lads are well capable of running any team on their own from a sideline so we're very lucky that way.
Our alignment is set up with our inbounder (#1) up the sideline, a player inside the circle (#2), a tandem of screens on the foul-line extended (#3 and #4), and a player at the point (#5).
GAA president Liam O'Neill has shot down any hope of the sideline regulations being relaxed a despite another plea for clemency from Kilkenny selector Martin Fogarty.
Though unique in initial appearance, the "3 Press" is similar to the 2-2-1 zone press ("2 Press") in that it is a conservative press that attempts to bait the opposition's ballhandler into dribbling down the sideline before setting a trap on the ballhandler.
THE Galway hurling management united with Kilkenny's in the condemning the new sideline regulations yesterday.
It is more of a cautious and conservative press that attempts to lure the opposing ballhandler to dribble down the sideline before setting the trap.