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1. See: Close a position.

2. To correct a mistake. For example, if an investor instructs his/her broker to sell a security and the broker instead buys it, the broker must re-sell the security, and pay the client what he/she may have lost in the mistake. This process is known as unwinding.


1. To close out a relatively complicated investment position. For example, an investor who practices arbitrage by taking one position in stocks and the opposite position in option contracts would have to unwind by the date on which the options would expire.
2. To rectify a transaction in which a mistake has been made. For example, because of a misunderstanding, a brokerage firm may have bought the wrong stock for a customer. The firm must then unwind the erroneous trade by selling the stock just purchased and buying the correct stock.
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KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation was the second relaxation drink to hit the USA market in 2009 and has steadily increased its presence in stores nationwide.
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In this case it is possible to safely unwind from packages of smaller radius even at higher unwinding velocities.
Those taking part were encouraged to relax and unwind with a variety of stress relieving therapies and activities, such as ancient relaxation techniques to dance and circus skills workshops.
sleeping better, learning to unwind, releasing some of the stress that builds up.
Were the euro to unwind, they'd be at a competitive disadvantage tactically as their system conversion would take far more time.
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I unwind doing outdoors activities, such as snowmobiling or skiing in the winter, and golfing and boating in the summer.
Raptor Series shaftless core chucks are designed for high speed sheeting applications on unwind flying or zero speed splicers and other shaftless unwind/rewind applications.
The new Air Powered Lug Chuck is designed for high speed printing, laminating, and sheeting applications on unwind flying or zero speed splicers and other shaftless unwind/rewind applications.
twist in the opposite direction actually causes the affected portion of the helix to completely unwind (structure c).