Hold

(redirected from hold service)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Hold

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.

Hold

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.

Hold.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders are invited for Providing drinking water facility with 100% house hold service connections to kakutur gp in venkatachalam mandal est cost rs:45.00 lakhs
Tenders are invited for Providing drinking water facility with 100% house hold service connections to chemudugunta in venkatachalam mandal est cost rs:50.00 lakhs
Tenders are invited for Providing drinking water facility with 100% house hold service connections to eguvamitta in venkatachalam mandal est cost rs:64.00 lakhs
Tenders are invited for Providing drinking water facility with 100% house hold service connections to ramdas kandriga gp in venkatachalam mandal est cost rs:32.00 lakhs
Tenders are invited for Providing drinking water facility with 100% house hold service connections to chavatapalem in venkatachalam mandal est cost rs:54.00 lakhs
We will not hesitate to hold service providers who do not comply with the rules accountable, as demonstrated today.
According to VECOD, Social Accountability is a process whereby citizens and communities are promoted to voice their needs regarding public basic services and are able to hold service providers accountable for their performance.
"After deliberations with the family members and the set committee we have carefully decided to hold services considering that there will be a funeral for Bomet Governor," said Mr Odinga.Another service will be held on Thursday at Moi Girls High School, Woodley in Kibera starting at 11am.
The Well in Geneva to hold services at Pheasant Run after wind damage