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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On Thursday, members of the SAR team explained to children at West Wind Elementary School how hunkering down next to a tree can help rescuers find them.
PASADENA - For the past two months, 11 Santa Clarita students have been hunkering down with their music, going over marching commands and learning a new discipline.
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Despite appearances of the ISU hunkering down and responding sluggishly, the industry professional said news and change were coming fast, by skating standards.