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cautious optimism

A feeling of general confidence regarding a situation and/or its outcome coupled with a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I have a cautious optimism that it will turn out well. It's best to exercise cautious optimism when starting any new business.
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From a tactical standpoint we are increasingly looking at the world from the perspective of cautious and adventurous investors.
The Cautious Income Fund, launched to meet market s demand for low risk investment products, invests in fixed income instruments.
Managing director Anne Ganley admitted that any growth on the back of the refinancing deal would be cautious given the current economic climate.
We are cautious about the idea of selling and not having somewhere to go.
He said: "We have gone cautious away from home but we have always gone straight for it, we have always played four or five attacking players in the home matches.
The Dodgers fully intended to be cautious with Eric Gagne during the early stages of his comeback from two elbow surgeries over the past eight months.
PAUL HANAGAN reached his career half-century and, as a result, had his allowance reduced to 3lb, when partnering Cautious Joe to victory in the mile handicap, writes Colin Russell.
Last year's upheaval in the capital markets set the stage for today's more cautious, but still optimistic, real estate financing conditions.
The cautious managed sector will now be divided into two; cautious managed funds (with a total equity limit of 60 per cent) and the new addition, defensive managed funds (with a total equity limit of 35 per cent).
But the agency is still too cautious to state that the economy has bottomed out, the sources said.
While it is wise to be cautious for a little while longer, there is certainly reason for optimism," Rubin adds.
Zurich is taking a cautious approach to the direct channel but will seek to boost its corporate partners business
Summary: The Cautious Income Fund of The National Bank of Abu Dhabi, or NBAD, will pay to its investors a semi-annual distribution equal to 3.
The Cautious Income Fund, launched to meet market's demand for low risk investment products, invests in fixed income instruments.
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, announced that from Monday 30th January its new mutual fund, the NBAD Cautious Income Fund, will accept subscriptions.