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Hunkering down

A term used to describe a trader selling off a big position in a stock.

Hunkering Down

Informal; the act of selling a large position in stock. That is, an investor hunkers down when he/she closes a position suddenly, especially when the position was particularly large. See also: Panic sell.
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Despite appearances of the ISU hunkering down and responding sluggishly, the industry professional said news and change were coming fast, by skating standards.
It has found a way to end the ugliness of never-ending lawsuits and to provide plenty of time for the new cities to cool down after the election - get their houses in order - before hunkering down to the business of dividing assets and liabilities on a reasonable basis and negotiating for ongoing services based on the true needs and desires of each community.
Will (Donovan) is hunkering down with a babe employee at the family newspaper.
AS the summer approaches, Californians are hunkering down for what seem to be inevitable blackouts that in turn could ravage our economy and transform our political landscape.
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We've seen various signs of hunkering down,'' a Defense official said.
The president's more aggressive tone was a change in strategy after weeks of hunkering down as Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr sent Capitol Hill a report detailing 11 grounds to impeach Clinton, and Republicans took the first steps toward removing the president from office.
McKennitt traveled worldwide for two years, researching the Celtic diaspora, before hunkering down at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios to write and produce her seventh album and best work yet.
Minneapolis-based Best Buy is hunkering down to fine-tune its marketing strategy.
Air Force is hunkering down behind 64 miles of 8-foot fence, tons of barbed wire and a long stretch of scorpion- and snake-infested desert to escape the threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia.