Crash

(redirected from crashes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Crash

Dramatic loss in market value. The last great crash was in 1929. Some refer to October 1987 as a crash but the market return for the entire year of 1987 was positive.

Crash

A sudden, dramatic, and usually sustained drop in securities market prices. It may be followed by a steep economic downturn, like the 1929 Crash that precipitated the Great Depression. In order to prevent crashes from hurting investors too much at once, most exchanges mandate a cutoff point below which trading stops. For example, the by-laws of a stock market may say that if it loses 10% of its value in intraday trading, the exchange officials automatically stop trading. See also: Panic selling.

crash

A protracted major decline in the securities markets.

Crash.

A crash is a sudden, steep drop in stock prices. The downward spiral is intensified as more and more investors, seeing the bottom falling out of the market, try to sell their holdings before these investments lose all their value.

The two great US crashes of the 20th century, in 1929 and 1987, had very different consequences. The first was followed by a period of economic stagnation and severe depression. The second had a much briefer impact. While some investors suffered huge losses in 1987, recovery was well under way within three months.

In the aftermath of each of these crashes, the federal government instituted a number of changes designed to reduce the impact of future crashes.

crash

any breakdown or malfunction of a COMPUTER.
References in periodicals archive ?
And the World Bank is providing $25 million for the Vietnam Road Safety Project with a goal of achieving continuous, long-term reduction of traffic crashes in that country.
To try to prevent injuries in these side-impact crashes, NASCAR scientists are redesigning the cars.
If researchers are using the STM for the tool's original purpose of nanoscale imaging, such crashes can wreck the sample.
Despite the high number of crashes this month, officials say the real increase in fatalities this year is due to two deadly separate crashes on July 13.
Yet another indication of the importance of reducing teen crashes is that young drivers are significantly over-represented in crashes given their rates of licensure.
Analysis of the safety improvements also showed a statistically significant reduction in the total number of crashes (25 percent) among all drivers and a reduction in the total number of injuries (40 percent) at the first 84 intersections improved in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
From 1994 to 2003, a total of 14,914 people were killed in hit and run crashes in the United States, according to the Foundation's analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System and General Estimates System databases.
Police and firefighters tend to the injured following crashes Monday at the corner of Lassen Street and Sepulveda Boulevard.
And one-fifth of all crashes nationwide involved at least one driver without a proper license, according to the study by the American Automobile Association's Foundation for Traffic Safety.
When comparing alcohol-related crashes that result in death or injury to all crashes over the holidays and special occasions, the New Year period ranked as the most dangerous in terms of the rate of daytime and nighttime crashes and Christmas ranked second most dangerous.
Since drivers generally report spending at least four days managing the process of filing a claim and getting their vehicles repaired after an accident, these crashes result in thousands of wasted hours for local drivers every day.
While the gash on his forehead - closed with more than 100 stitches - will heal, the father and husband of a five-months-pregnant wife said his outlook on the hundreds of crashes he has responded to during his career has changed forever.