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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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is total balderdash and is irresponsible because it's talking down British business
Several idiots are sitting on horses, literally and metaphorically talking down to one of those ghastly television people.
He said: "I have a responsibility to congratulate young people and teachers on their achievement and condemn this national sport of talking down young people and talking down their success.
PLAID Cymru was last night talking down its chances of success in the Welsh Assembly election.
Without talking down to the reader, Lyn Peterson explains in her new book ``Lyn Peterson's Real Life Decorating'' (Creative Homeowner; $27.
Your Family features plenty of advice from distinguished child psychologists and other authorities, Wood said, "but the tone is more person-to-person, not talking down to people.
PAUL Hart, the long-term favourite to be appointed as the next permanent manager of Leeds has been lengthened from 5/4 favourite to 7/2 third favourite after talking down the prospects of moving from Forest.
PLAID Cymru was accused last night of talking down Britain after appearing in an anti-war article in an official Iraqi government newspaper.
I wasn't expected as much to be a junior talking down to a senior.
But while voices on Wall Street itself were talking down tech stocks, it was Microsoft President Steven Ballmer who had by far the most effect.