direct play


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Direct Play

A stock in a non-diversified, publicly-traded company. For example, a company with business predominantly or exclusively in automobile manufacturing issues direct play stocks. Investors buy direct plays when they believe that a certain industry is about to perform exceptionally well. This brings with it the possibility of a high return for the investor, but direct plays are also much riskier than shares in diversified companies.

direct play

The stock of a firm that concentrates its operations in a specific industry. An investor expecting favorable opportunities from a particular line of business may seek a direct play in the business itself rather than invest in the stock of a company engaged not only in that business but also in a variety of other businesses. Although a direct play has good profit potential, it is generally more risky than a security in a widely diversified company. Also called play.
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Those who get a quick bounce effect and improve results dramatically usually deploy direct play and tighten team organisation quickly, making sure players are more focused on their specific roles and responsibilities.
Thus, buying mining shares is not a direct play on gold's valuation.
Klopp criticised Albion's direct play in last weekend's 2-2 draw at Anfield and the Reds manager's comments have annoyed Pulis.
We were undone by a fairly simple goal from direct play."
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Last season Brown was overlooked because of Goode's ability to direct play at first receiver, but he insists it is a role he fulfils for Harlequins.
Irish moved up a gear in the second period, putting the YMCA goalmouth under constant pressure through their direct play.
Moyes said: "We've not had a penalty kick, and we've only scored one free-kick from direct play, which was Alan Stubbs in the second game of the season.
Few could have complained had Watford ended up with a point, as the Hornets had put the Gunners under plenty of pressure with some typically direct play.
"We felt agents control business, so we wanted to enable our business through independent agents, whereas a lot of the other models were direct play to customers," he said.
However, even though the Blues talisman is set to play, he is likely to be far from match fit and looks set to struggle to direct play as effectively as he did in the first two matches.
From the kick-off Harrogate showed themselves masters of the simple direct play suitable to the difficult conditions whereas Stourbridge tended to launch attacks in the backs that often foundered through over-ambition and poor handling.