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Security selection

Security Selection

The process by which one chooses the securities, derivatives, and other assets to include in a portfolio. In making securities selections, one considers the risk, the return, the ethical implications, and other factors affecting both of the individual securities and the portfolio as a whole. See also: Diversification.
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The FAF selection committee also looks for a candidate's ability to inspire colleagues and other team members to maximum effort and the related ability to mediate among conflicting claims on resources.
Chief among the consequences is our conviction that selection is the sole source of order in biology.
Now, the scarcity of donors has prompted transplant institutions to rethink their patient selection criteria, and some institutions no longer accept patients with antigen-positive hepatitis B.
Program managers also need to rank the selection criteria in order of importance.
The all-state third-team selection scored 12 touchdowns; he and Jordan Cameron tied for the Panthers' team high.
It also embodies those fundamental changes occasioned by the Federal Acquisition Regulation 15 rewrite and source selection practices perfected at CECOM.
Although the Electoral College remains a point of contention in the presidential selection process, much has changed in the past 30 years and we need to define and measure our values against other factors that have altered the process.
I think it's particularly interesting to find disruptive selection in plumage," says Thomas Smith of San Francisco State University, who described a famous disruptive-selection example in African finch beaks.
If electronic resources are in many cases taking decisions regarding the choice of individual titles away from collection development librarians, they are at the same time opening up a new array of choices that make selection decisions as difficult and the stakes as high as they ever have been.
Sprague and Eberhart (1977) summarized results of several different population improvement programs involving different populations and selection methods.
Any editor aspiring to offer selections merits praise, but that editor should first survey the hazardous territory into which he or she enters, and should certainly alert readers to the inherent flaws in the WPA materials.
Nazis, with an ear for apt analogy, caned the Holocaust "selection") We cannot think that the good coming from natural selection - namely, well-adapted turtles and other organisms - can recompense its young victims.