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Talk Down

To encourage a stock price to decline. Talking down can be a form of price manipulation (in which case it is illegal) or it simply may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. For example, an analyst may believe a stock is overvalued and publish an article saying so. This may spook investors into selling, which itself would cause the price to decline.
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Mr Pitt said the LNP would likely try again to talk down the State Accounts results by claiming the figures from Queensland Treasury were not sufficiently independent.
The party's finance spokesman Richard Bruton said: "People don't talk down the economy, bad policy drives down the economy and that's the problem that we've had - bad policy.
A police negotiator was called in to talk down a woman who threatened to jump from an office window.
We genuinely like what we do, and we don't talk down to the children.
Police were still trying to talk down McNeill, 33, who was recently released from a mental hospital and climbed on to the roof in Leicester on Sunday after a domestic row.
But an insidious need by analysts to talk down the economy has eroded consumer confidence, which in turn hastened and accentuated the downturn.
To talk down the East-West link at every opportunity shows their contempt for the west.
JUST as Dunfermline must sniff a chance of pulling off an upset, so too must St Johnstone, despite trying to talk down their chances of beating Celtic.
Staff at the Feltham Young Offenders' Institution in west London had been trying to talk down the inmates, who had been running across rooftops and shouting abuse, after clambering up shortly after 8pm yesterday.
I don't sugar coat things or talk down to them,'' said the Rev.