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Lighten up

Selling some part of a stock or bond position in a portfolio to realize capital gains or to losses or increase cash assets.

Lighten Up

To sell part of a security while still keeping it in one's portfolio. One may lighten up on a security because one believes that it will fall (but not necessarily by much) or because it is overrepresented in the portfolio.

lighten up

To reduce, but not eliminate, a particular security position when the investor feels that the security constitutes too much of the portfolio's total value, or when the investor is feeling less bullish on the security. In either case, a residual position in the security is maintained.
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