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Hammer

In candlestick charts, the representation of a trading day where a security trades significantly below its opening price for most of the day, but closes either above or close to the opening price. It is called a hammer because the candlestick representing the trading day looks somewhat like a hammer. It is not necessarily a bullish indicator, but a hammer may mean that the market is nearing a bottom.
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Mac rescued a point late in injury time when a McIntyre shot was blocked on the line for Swailes to hammer home the rebound.
The Iceland forward, signed from Chelsea this summer for around pounds 8 million, came off the bench in the 74th minute and was on hand to hammer home a powerful shot to give Barca three points they scarcely deserved.
Instead, the filmmakers are content to emphasize flimsy fairy-tale themes, making sure to hammer home every plot point so the target audience of teen girls (and their moms) won't be offended or confused.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the opportunity to hammer home the necessity for the NYSCC to some of the real estate industry's biggest players when he addressed the recent Real Estate Board of New York's members lunch.
The Electoral Commission, an independent body which aims to get the public to participate in local, national and European elections, is trying to hammer home the message that people who have just moved home need to check they are registered to vote.
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He popped up in the 51st minute to gleefully hammer home from close range.