Feeding Frenzy

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Feeding Frenzy

1. A slang term for intense buying. This may occur at a retail level or it may refer to a bullish market for securities.

2. During the 1980s, the custom among certain bond traders on Wall Street to order far more takeout food than they could eat. The point of the feeding frenzies was to see which trader could display the most conspicuous consumption. Feeding frenzies were exposed in the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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