panic selling

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.

panic selling

A flurry of selling in a particular security or in securities as a whole. Panic selling is accompanied by particularly heavy volume and sharp price declines as owners scramble to sell before prices drop even more. Panic selling is generally set off by an unexpected event viewed by traders as particularly negative. For example, uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of serious hostilities and a cutoff of oil supplies in the Middle East might be sufficient to cause panic selling.
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However, news of NatioAnal Accountability Bureau's approval of filing of three supplementary corruption references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family sparked panic selling as investors sensed the beginning of another round of political dishevel.
Fears of early rate hikes in the US resulted in panic selling in global stock markets earlier this week.
The good news is there was no panic selling,' Del Castillo said.
The panic selling continued on Wednesday due to attack along with the resumption of ongoing Panama case hearing.
Chris Beauchamp, senior market analyst at online stockbroker IG, said: "The frenzy of buying that has been seen across global markets over the past few hours matches the panic selling we witnessed last week.
Chinese stocks fell more than 6 percent on Tuesday following another round of panic selling triggered by a new slide in global equity markets.
We are seeing panic selling in the Hong Kong market out of fear of the slowdown in the Chinese economy, where GDP growth is at its lowest since 1990.
Trading was suspended in mainland China after the index fell 7% in 30 minutes, as the stabilisation mechanism kicked in to prevent any panic selling.
October 19, 1987: The UK stock market bottoms out after shares on Wall Street plummet after a wave of panic selling.
G20 Financial Stability Chair: Orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets and prevent panic selling
Panic selling gripped US and European stock markets on Monday after Chinese shares sank deeper, posting their largest intra-day fall since 2007 on worries that the Asian powerhouse was in for a hard landing.
What we see is panic selling - people sell whatever they can irrespective of valuations," Shakeel Sarwar, head of asset management at Securities & Investment Co.