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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.


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.


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.

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No indemnification, hold harmless, conveyance, or similar agreement shall be effective to transfer from the owner or operator of a facility, or from any person who may be liable for a release under this section, to any other person the liability imposed under this section: Provided, That this subsection shall not apply to transfer in a bona fide conveyance of a facility or site (1) between two parties not affiliated with each other in any way, (2) where there has been an adequate disclosure in writing .
This restriction does not affect the Secretary's authority to reduce payments if the Secretary determines that, as a result of such designations, the State has in effect a hold harmless provision for a broad-based health care related tax.
The difficulty arises out of the customized nature of each Hold Harmless Agreement.
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The Contractor Agrees To Indemnify And Hold Harmless The City Of Beaumont And Its Officers, Agents, And Employees From Any And All Claims, Causes Or Action, And Damages Of Every Kind, For Injury To Or Death Of Any Person And Damages To Property Arising Out Of Or In Connection With The Work Done By The Contractor Under This Contract, And Including Acts Or Omissions Of The City Of Beaumont Or Its Officers, Agents Or Employees In Connection With Said Contract.
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Some of the stipulations require lights be installed by a certified and licensed contractor who provides evidence to the school superintendent that the contractor has successfully completed similar projects; that the installer indemnify and hold harmless the school district, its employees and agents from any and all claims arising from the lighting installation; and, that the installer provide evidence of adequate insurance and provide a minimum one-year warranty on the installed lighting.
The contract might also include a request for a hold harmless and indemnity clause to the camp's benefit.
The Successful Proposer shall agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City, its departments and divisions, its employees and agents, from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses or lawsuits as a result of the Successful Proposers participation in the proposal whether said claims, liabilities, expenses or lawsuits arise by the acts or omission of the successful Proposer s subcontractors, their agents or employees.
A simple, low-cost solution can be a Hunting Hold Harmless Agreement.
Another risk management approach is to request a hold harmless agreement while the horse is in the lessee's care, custody, and control.
Bergman and CRG shall indemnify and hold harmless Geotec for various matters that may arise after execution of the Agreement and which relate to conduct occurring prior to execution of the Agreement.