Nervous Nellie

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Nervous Nellie

An unduly risk-averse investor. Nervous Nellies tend to invest in fixed-income securities. If they invest in stocks at all, they tend to sell at the first negative sign, resulting in a loss.
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What I say back to these Nervous Nellies is that there is nothing in Regulation FD (fair disclosure), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Health Industry Privacy Act (HIPA), or any other regulations governing the financial, healthcare, or pharmaceutical sectors that says you can't communicate online.
NOT MANY NERVOUS NELLIES Brokers were asked, "Approximately what percentage of AIG policyholders have instructed you to replace some or all of AIG's participation on their programs?" AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT THEIR NEXT RENEWAL 1% or less 79% 52% 2%-5% 15% 20% 6%-20% 4% 16% 21%-50% 1% 8% 51% or more 1% 4% SOURCE: ADVISEN LTD.
America is better and stronger than the nervous Nellies and chickenhawk war-mongers who currently have control of the Republican Party (and a few Democrats, apparently).As JFK said: "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
Some, the "Nervous Nellies," choke at the thought of reviewing their benefits package and financial security, while the "Cool Cucumbers" think they have it all figured out.
2, designated heir apparent Bob Iger, has managed to reassure nervous nellies on Wall Street while appearing to be both deferential to his boss and to keep his own counsel.
Where Irish were a bunch of nervous nellies for much of the first half, Bristol were patient in attack and clinical in defence.