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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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In the end they were talked down by the police negotiator.
A GIRL threatening to jump from the roof of a Nuneaton school was talked down by a police officer yesterday.
A lot of people this week talked down about our defense.
Colin Vallis, 41, was talked down by police negotiators yesterday at the City Square building site in Tithebarn Street.
TWO men were talked down from Coventry's Holy Trinity spire in a rescue operation involving police and specialist firefighters after they had climbed 170 feet up scaffolding.
The officer fired three shots, and Graves then drove about a half-mile up a hill, where he stayed until talked down, officials said.
A MAN had to be talked down after threatening to jump from the Tyne Bridge.
He was talked down by police after about 45 minutes and arrested onsuspicion of criminal damage and breach of the peace.
They have all called the Baby Anthony hotline these past three years, and they have all been talked down from the ledge - that precarious place in the mind that drives a mother to such desperation that she would drop her newborn baby into a trash can.
FIREFIGHTERS talked down a young woman who threatened to jump from the first floor of her house early today.
Police were pelted with bricks as they talked down a man on a garage roof early today.
MANCHESTER CITY manager Kevin Keegan watched his side thrash Sheffield Wednesday and then talked down his side's chances of taking the Nationwide League Division One title.