Market jitters

Market jitters

Anxiety among many investors, causing them to sell stocks and bonds, pushing prices down.

Market Jitters

General agitation among traders because of real or expected bad news. Market jitters tend to push down equity prices and may push down bond prices as well.
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The survey indicates that solid business conditions and some dissipation of financial market jitters may have contributed to a lift in confidence, with the improvement largely concentrated in transport/utilities (up 14) and personal services (up 12).
up above $1 -- a $15 million share repurchase plan -- was rebuffed by Wall Street last week, probably not so much because of the plan or McClatchy itself, but more generally of market jitters, caused by concerns about the Chinese and other developing economies, low prices for oil and an unease with the Federal Reserve's plans for an interest-rate hike.
CHIP shares staged a muted recovery yesterday after stock market jitters forced a PS44bn correction in the value of the FTSE 100 Index in the previous session.
9% after recent market jitters were assuaged by indications from the US Federal Reserve that while the world's largest economy is improving there will be no hurry to raise interest rates.
Despite the general market jitters, IG Group analyst Ryan Huang said the general trend for growth is positive after the European Central Bank announced additional monetary stimulus.
The authorities reacted effectively to the market jitters in 2013 related to the expectations surrounding the US Federal Reserve tapering its stimulus.
Despite challenges that include market jitters about the Federal Reserve's bond-buying slowdown and global tensions over Ukraine, policymakers said they believe there is a foundation for sustained growth that can provide jobs for the millions of people still looking for work five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
With its stock down more than 13 per cent amid market jitters over the stability of Russian gas flows via Ukraine, Gazprom's management was upbeat as it held its annual meeting with investors in London.
The market jitters were also reflected in the broader Japanese Topix index, which also contracted by over 4 per cent despite solid third-quarter results for Japanese corporations, dpa reported.
We estimate that issuance dropped around 12 per cent to $120 billion in 2013 due in part to market jitters over US bond purchase tapering.
Shares in the department store chain fell as much as 13% as the trading update sparked market jitters over the rest of the retail sector, prompting a sell-off among a clutch of other big-name brands.
28 yen as market jitters over the political deadlock in the United States eased on expectations that the government could avert a default with the Republican Party proposing a short-term debt limit increase to break through the issue.