selling panic

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Selling Panic

The rapid selling of a security by a large number of investors. This increases the supply of the security available for sale while leaving constant or decreasing the demand to buy; this drives down the price. Selling panics occur for a number of reasons. For example, a stock may drop suddenly in price if its company issues an unexpectedly negative earnings report. The panic comes from investors' desire to sell the stock immediately before the price falls even more. See also: Buying panic, Sell-off.

selling panic

A period of rapidly falling stock prices on very large volume as investors, speculators, traders, and institutions attempt to liquidate investment positions without regard to price. Selling panics occur when individuals and institutions believe they must sell securities at once before prices fall further. Compare buying panic.
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That way, we won't go for panic sale of our products before they rot.
So, if the American investors manage to overcome their emotions and stop panic sale on risky assets, the Russian debt market might show correction upwards on Friday.
At the BSE opening Thursday, stocks continued to crumble as investors continued their panic sale of shares over fears the forced nationalization would push retirement funds managements to sell assets quickly.
The Russian market of currency bonds closed the week with reduction, however there was no panic sale as the ones we could see at the global exchange grounds.
Prices of Russian Eurobonds continued upping early this weekfollowing the suspension of the panic sale of risky assets.
Same as the day before buying was indicated in the first half of the day, and turned into panic sale in the afternoon.
Don Williams of analysts BDO said: "The level of promotions is on a par with the panic sales of 2008.
The market had seen panic sales due to confidence slipping, a stock broker said, adding that banks and institution remained inactive while retail investors have been panicky.
TIMES are tough out there, we know, as jobless figures rise and shops hurtle into panic sales.
Investors from the GCC and other countries are particularly interested in value-added distressed assets as real estate companies in these mega-cities seek to off-load prime assets sometimes in panic sales to recoup whatever funds they can.
There are no panic sales, no one is losing money,'' Link said.
Ms Earley said Nationwide expected buyers to return gradually as a result of sellers scaling down their expectations rather than as a result of forced or panic sales.