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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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THERE was another sign of the times at Motherwell this week as their failure to capitulate to a greedy player (or probably agent) brought a positive response from fans.
SIX-TIMES English champions Bath prop up the Premiership table, but coach Jon Callard vowed, "We are not going to capitulate after just two games.
But for such a ball of pragmatic optimism to capitulate so quickly and thoroughly at the first sign of trouble is just too, well, Mike Leigh.
the weekly news magazine out of Edmonton, portrayed a snoozing bishop with the words: "See no evil: Canada's somnolent Catholic bishops capitulate on gay rights to cover up a same-sex spousal benefits deal with the victims of their homosexual priests.
If the equity were to give up all of the gains and break below support, there is a good deal of optimistic sentiment that could capitulate and add further pressure on the shares.
NUNS coach Chris Tarbuck was scathing in his criticism of his players after watching them capitulate to Wharfedale.
I predict that every SUV driver who isn't already on the anti-war express will finally capitulate and climb aboard.
They were charged with defending Mosul,Iraq's third biggest city and still in the hands of Saddam Hussein loyalists, According to American television reports the corps,originally 30,000 strong,and the Governor General of the Mosul region in northern Iraq, were prepared to capitulate to US forces.
So upon boarding the team charter late Wednesday night, coach Phil Jackson had no choice but to capitulate to his players' desires.