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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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The new facility is also the first brand new school to break ground in Newark under MeGreevey's school construction program.
In addition to Wellsprings Village, the HomeAid/Ameriquest Gulf Coast Rebuilding Fund will finance a second Houston-area project called The Mission of Yahweh which will break ground in early January 2006 and serve a similar population.
Additionally, Crete said he will break ground in early 2006 on a second office, a new 11,500-square-foot building to be located on Maryland Parkway near Wigwam that will staff an additional 50 real estate professionals.
We wouldn't deny even one veteran the right to that, but to arbitrarily move us out of the top spot just as we are about to break ground is certainly not fair in anybody's book.
We are extremely pleased to be part of this project and are very excited to be the first developer to break ground with Choice on its all-suites concept.
Opus East anticipates breaking ground on the second building, a 293,800-square-foot facility, by mid-August; and the third, 418,300 SF, will break ground shortly thereafter.
The land is already approved for an apartment development, and the company will likely break ground in the next three months.
Plans are underway to break ground on the first biodiesel manufacturing plant in Oregon as part of a joint venture between Oregon-based SeQuential Biofuels, LLC, biodiesel pioneer Pacific Biodiesel of Hawaii, and several private investors.
on April 12th to officially break ground at 5 Times Square, the 38-story office tower that will serve as the headquarters of Ernst & Young LLP.
Officials hope to break ground by summer on the 25,000-square-foot City Hall and library complex on Agoura Road and Oak Crest Drive.
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) announced plans to break ground on its new two story banking office to be constructed at 5202 Summerhill Road in Texarkana.