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1. A change in a security's price quickly followed by another change in the opposite direction. For example, a security could rise $1 then quickly lose $2, or it could fall 50 cents then rise 75 cents. Whipsaws are significant risks for day traders and speculators who may lose large amounts of money in short-term trading.

2. To buy securities at a market top or to sell at a market bottom. That is, one whipsaws when one buys or sells securities at exactly the worst possible time. One whipsaws out of fear or out of misreading market signals. To whipsaw is also called to chatter.
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"The chattering classes have decided that this first stage of the extension of devolution under the 2006 Act was always an irritating obstacle to the final stage, which is full devolution," he said.
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Why would a man, desperate for the attention of the chattering classes, a man who would give up his citizenship to be called a Lord in someone else's country throw it all away?