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Capitulation

A situation in which a market gives back many or all of its previous gains. That is, prices drop significantly during a capitulation. Some investors believe that capitulation is an opportunity to buy because some securities tend to drop too much and will eventually recover nicely. However, capitulation can result in significant losses to those who already own the securities involved.
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officials have said NATO is going to continue this bombing until the Serbians capitulate.
The State Department has said, ``they are going to continue this bombing until the Serbians capitulate.
Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France have given the RFU a week to capitulate and to re-negotiate their TV contract with Sky.
But it is having no evident effect on Milosevic's refusal to capitulate to earlier alliance demands that he allow 30,000 NATO peacekeepers into Kosovo, and popular support for Serbia's stand against NATO still seems strong.
Nor, they add, did the bombing of Hanoi force the North Vietnamese to capitulate.
Milosevic may ultimately capitulate to NATO's superior firepower, but he has almost certainly raised the price for peace in Kosovo.
Scanning my bookshelf, I note an Anglican author who celebrates an Anglican Donne; a Catholic who discovers a crypto-Catholic Donne; a Catholicturned-Anglican who admits to a guilty, apostate Donne; a Lutheran who enforces Donne's Lutheranism; a Calvinist whose Donne capitulates to the Genevan's lex terribilis; a skeptic for whom Donne doubts; an atheist for whom Donne feigns piety; a feminist whose Donne worships Sophia; and so on.
These "four" models are actually two: The enemy quickly capitulates, or he fights back for real.
Bill Clinton, who cravenly capitulates his constitutional civilian power to the military, utterly lacks a value system hinged to the survival of human life and dignity, which is why he buddies up with Colin Powell.
But both sides in the dispute insisted it already had, and both sides said they will be outraged if Disney capitulates to the other.