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Panic Buying

A situation in which many investors buy a security on high volume, leading to a rapid rise in price. Panic buying usually occurs when investors believe that a security or market is already rising and they wish to buy it before the price rises even more. Panic buying may or may not be the result of an overreaction. Rules on many stock markets limit the amount by which a security can rise in a single session to reduce the pressure for panic buying. See also: Panic selling.

panic buying

A flurry of security purchases accompanied by high volume and sharp price increases. During a period of panic buying, buyers do not have time to evaluate fundamental or technical factors because their primary goal is to acquire securities before the prices rise even more. For example, panic buying occurred on the day following President Lyndon B. Johnson's announcement of his decision not to run for reelection.
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THE January sales are nearly upon us but there are plenty of warning signs for clubs to resist panic buys.
WOLVESboss Dave Jones will be making no panic buys at the January sales as he prepares for a hectic period which is set to stretch his squad to thelimit.
But we need to try to cut those mistakes to a minimum and making panic buys is definitely not the way to do that.
But City's flying start to the Barclays Premier League - they currently lie in seventh spot - means McLeish will not make any panic buys.