Weak Hands

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Weak Hands

1. A holder of a futures contract who does not intend to take delivery of the underlying asset. While this strategy is a fairly common speculative investment, an investor with weak hands connotes a small investor who lacks the capital to actually buy the underlying asset and simply trades in contracts.

2. In foreign exchange, an investor who sells at the first negative news or price change. This has a slightly negative connotation and other investors seek to profit from the sales of investors with weak hands.
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Don't worry about a two-hand grip; use your weak hand to maintain distance.
The stinging victory for Tsipras gives him the initiative but he would be wise to avoid overplaying a still weak hand when Greece risks running out of money.
But it is stunning to me how well the Iranians, sitting alone on their side of the table, have played a weak hand against the United States, Russia, China, France, Germany and Britain on their side of the table.
But in poker, it's wise to bluff every now and then, perhaps increasing the bet some fraction of the time with a weak hand to throw the opponent off.
Though the voters dealt them a weak hand, Republicans will have some cards to play.
Court order denying requests by Attorney General Kamala Harris shows state's weak hand, reports The Calguns Foundation.
Kurt Campbell, who was Obama's assistant secretary of state for Asia and is now a consultant, agrees that Obama "played a weak hand much more effectively than expected.
8220;I played ok but I was very unhappy with one hand where all signs were telling me that my opponent was bluffing but I didn't have the guts to call with my weak hand.
Stafylidis' 25–yard shot was blocked by the youngster – but it was a weak hand and the ball dropped into the net.
I believe he has a very weak hand but he's very good in bluffing," Kasparov said during an event in Mexico City, calling for tougher US and European sanctions against Russia.
The coming clash over the debt ceiling is likely to prolong the current shutdown much further unless powerful outside forces from Wall Street, business and Republican governors and leaders around the country weigh in to strengthen Boehner's weak hand and to inject political pragmatism into the belligerent ranks of House Republicans.
Until recently, the rebels were reluctant to come to the table with a weak hand.