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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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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.
Talk of panic sales is premature and retailers will wait to see if the mood improves and they can catch up this month.
3 per cent on the back of panic sales in global markets after the corporate scandal in the United States, brokers said.
An industry has sprung up among people who make a killing buying second-hand endowments from panic sales.
As we all know and are experiencing right now, markets can experience prolonged and painful downturns, exaggerated by investors' panic sales, adding more pressure to the market.
Forget the Christmas turkey, it's all a game of chicken on the high streets as retailers try to face down shoppers holding out for last-minute panic sales.
And the panic sales paid off as almost 30million people forked out pounds 2.