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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 government has got this badly wrong, while motoring organisations have got it right - there is no need to panic-buy.
Despite strong assurances there was no need to panic-buy fuel, many motorists insisted on queuing at the pump yesterday to fill up their tanks.
The transfer window has opened and while we want to strengthen the team if we can, we must not panic-buy," said Moxey.
I am not a great fan of the January window because it is a panic-buy window.
And maybe the panic-buy section will keep me out of the EUR2 shop on Christmas Eve as well.
Others were restricting sales, as drivers flocked to panic-buy due to speculation about an imminent shortage.
The strike will affect one in 10 of Britain's 9,500 filling stations, but the Government and the oil and transport industries have urged motorists not to panic-buy fuel.
EMPTY FEELING: A petrol station in Edinburgh runs out of diesel after drivers panic-buy following the two-day strike at an oil refinery in Scotland; PLENTY OF STOCK: The Total refinery at Milford Haven
The Government has urged drivers not to panic-buy fuel, but there were queues at some garages yesterday with one woman admitting: "I am panic-buying.
DRIVERS are being urged not to panic-buy amid fears petrol stations may run dry when tanker drivers strike this week.
Motorists across South Wales ignored pleas by the petrol industry today not to panic-buy fuel.
PETROL pumps ran dry yesterday as motorists ignored appeals not to panic-buy.