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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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Reporting the results at a regular meeting of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that day, Cho frankly said that the chaos that ensued over panic buying of toilet paper was caused by reckless marketing by the companies involved.
Will Basnett I was in Morrisons this morning - panic buying gone mad.
Local currency market facing a sudden dollar shortfall as after United States suspension of funds on the war on terror as well as possibilities of further economic sanctions has created panic buying in the local currency market.
The situation in Qatar as of this morning has already normalized and there is no more panic buying based on the report from our Labor Office in Doha, so the committee decided on the lifting of the suspension,' Bello explained.
Greeks are resorting to panic buying because of the fear that they might lose their savings.
Fuel sales, which account for some 10% of retail business, are expected to suffer in April as the panic buying brought sales forward.
Some motorists already had plenty of petrol after panic buying last month, while some garages were out of stock, said the RMI.
And finally, we were very amused to read of a pub cashing in on the unbelievable petrol panic buying.
HOW typical of dodgy Dave and Francis Maude to initiate panic buying to lessen the pressure from the 'dinners for donors' scandal.
FUEL prices are set to hit record levels this week after garages hiked up prices to deal with low supplies caused by panic buying at the pumps.
I sincerely hope all these people feel the fools they have been and have learned a lesson about mob mentality and panic buying.
The warning was issued as panic buying of fuel receded, although the AA reported fresh incidents of motorists filling up inappropriate items, such as glass flagons, with petrol.