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Limit Down

On a futures exchange, the maximum amount by which a futures contract may decline in price on a trading day. This may be a dollar amount or some percentage of its opening price. Exchanges set limits down in order to reduce volatility in the market and to reduce pressure for panic selling.
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Moreover, Zahra said that the LF favors fraternal relations with Arab countries but criticized Aoun's way of limiting down said relations to a single relation with Syria, "despite the existence of standing and unresolved issues between both countries," Zahra concluded.
A spate of consumer complaints in Arizona has prompted the state to pass legislation limiting down payments made to pool contractors to $1,000.