Shakeout


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Shakeout

A dramatic change in market conditions that forces speculators to sell their positions, often at a loss.

Shakeout

A consolidation of the number of companies in an industry. Shakeouts occur because of stiff competition and the ability of some companies to offer a better product at a lower price than other companies. Shakeouts are generally considered a normal part of an industry life cycle.

shakeout

A reduction in the number of firms that operate in a particular industry. An example of a shakeout is the decline in the number of commercial banks in the United States. Shakeouts often occur after an industry has experienced a period of rapid growth in demand followed by overexpansion by manufacturers. Large, diversified companies able to survive a weak business climate tend to benefit from shakeouts.
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The Great California ShakeOut is such an important opportunity for us all to practice what to do the instant the ground starts to shake -- drop, cover and hold on," said Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority.
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As a ShakeOut site, we are able to participate in disaster preparedness while supporting our partners in the California market.
The shakeout will impact large and small funds alike, but Europe's hedge fund market will likely bounce back faster, owing to its late entry into the fund startup stage, says Van.
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In response, Blue Cod Technologies has registered as an official 2011 Great California ShakeOut site to share information on how to better prepare, protect and recover from an earthquake.
Nearly 25 million people worldwide are expected to participate in this year s Great ShakeOut including over 13 million students and nearly 1 million businesses.
For the past four years, members of the metalcasting industry have been conducting a literature review to compile a database that illustrates the additives used in green sand molding and the correlating environmental issues that occur during pouring, cooling and shakeout (Table 1).
However, far from having a negative impact on the real estate industry, this shakeout is returning much-needed inventory to the market.
coms have been offering BMWs to lure the best and the brightest, old-line companies have a tough time competing - though the emerging shakeout of some Internet-based businesses may help pare down the more outlandish inducements.