Hunkering down


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Hunkering down

A term used to describe a trader selling off a big position in a stock.

Hunkering Down

Informal; the act of selling a large position in stock. That is, an investor hunkers down when he/she closes a position suddenly, especially when the position was particularly large. See also: Panic sell.
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Michael Morrison, 37, told of hunkering down with 400 other guests as 115mph winds roared in.
As speculation simmers about his political future, Ted Cruz is hunkering down in his home state with a weeklong tour aimed at getting back in touch with constituents following a long and contentious presidential campaign.
Video footage showed police officers hunkering down next to the protesters, while chants of "black lives matter" could be heard as some people got out of their vehicles.
Traders are said to be hunkering down in anticipation of the next round of corporate quarterly results reports, and that is said to have led to poor Monday results.
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With another winter storm upon us, many of us will spend a few hours digging out our cars before hunkering down in a warm home.