Break Issue

Break Issue

A new issue of a security that drops below its first offer price very quickly. For example, a company may make an IPO and ask $15 per share. If its price drops to $12 per share that trading day, it is said to be a broken issue (in this particular case, a broken IPO). Broken issues are commonly the result of lack of trust in the company's management, or bad news regarding the company that occurred during or just before the issue was made. Speculators buy broken issues with the hope that the crashed price is too low and that a correction will result in gains.
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But the cost of energy now is a make or break issue for many small firms, and - if shown to be safe and economically viable - unconventional gas could help to keep prices down and businesses competitive.
Of all the challenges facing Chicago, race is the make or break issue of the 1970s.
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We don't want this to become a make or break issue.
Although climate deniers will continue to press their case, it appears that the real make or break issue here will be the ability of delegates from around the world to overcome palpable levels of distrust.
The fact that the PNA has failed to make Jerusalem a make or break issue in its negotiations with Israel until now may have contributed to the recent Israeli drive to escalate settlement activities in East Jerusalem.
Talks are currently being carried out by Welsh Ambulance Trust managers and staff unions but both sides accept the meal break issue can only be settled nationally with UK-wide negotiations.
Having onsite vendor support or immediate response when going live may be a make or break issue as a delay or shut down can prove disastrous.
These intangibles are part of the make or break issue in the retention and hiring of new staff members.