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Market break

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Market Break

A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a market break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a market break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying assets.
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And, moreover, when you come right down to the bedrock, knight-errantry is WORSE than pork; for whatever happens, the pork's left, and so somebody's benefited anyway; but when the market breaks, in a knight-errantry whirl, and every knight in the pool passes in his checks, what have you got for assets?
Meanwhile is already attempting to spread some festive cheer with the launch today of their biggest ever range of Christmas market breaks for 2015, adding Berlin and Copenhagen to its existing Vienna trip.
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Clearly, there have been market crashes (1929), market breaks (1987) and market corrections (1989) when the prices of all securities plummeted precipitously.