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  • noun Plural form of holding.


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  • The change in holdings is even more important at large companies, such as Monsanto, where executives 'purchases are made for public relations purposes more often than they are at smaller companies, he said.

    Monsanto Chief Increases Holdings Kathy Shwiff 2010

  • The distinction given to long-term holdings is not a distinction between capital and income.

    Tax Reform 1968

  • In order to minimize these risks, the strategy should be focused on short term holdings of large blue chip companies.

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  • "Once you get something that looks like a substantial trend...then, there will be more interest for longer-term holdings."

    Investors Abandoning Copper, Cotton, Crude Jerry A. DiColo 2012

  • One of the major holdings is (or was) Embraer, which has greatly increased its market share in recent years.

    Matthew Yglesias » Efficient Markets Hypothesis Rhetoric 2010

  • One option is called "Operation Twist:" the Fed would sell some of its short-term holdings and buy longer-term U.S. debt to push yields—which are already at historic lows—even lower.

    Mortgage Twist Presents Fed With a Puzzle Kelly Evans 2011

  • China increased both its short- and long-term holdings by a total of $8 billion, remaining the largest foreign holder, with $1.174 trillion.

    Foreign Investors Return to Treasurys Ian Talley 2011

  • So while prime money-market funds offered by companies including Fidelity Investments and State Street Corp. may hold the debt of institutions such as BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole SA and Société Générale SA, among other French banks, short-term holdings wouldn't be as risky as, say, directly holding shares of company stock.

    Investors' New Worry: Is There Greek Debt in My Money Fund? Mary Pilon 2011

  • For professional money managers, short-term holdings in sector ETFs can be a way to keep some money on the table when choosing to take these losses, says Joel Dickson , senior investment strategist at Vanguard Group.

    Buying ETFs Like a Pro Ari I. Weinberg 2011

  • One of the main worries about News Corporation's giant cross-media holdings is that it gives the company and its chief, Rupert Murdoch, too much power.

    News Corp plan to deny movie coverage reveals its misuse of power Roy Greenslade 2010


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