market break

Market break

See: 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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market break

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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?
Q HAVE I left it too late to book myself a Christmas market break in Europe?
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Rashid Al Mansoori, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange, commented, "we're delighted to see the market break new highs - it's testament to the strength and organization of listed companies, and to all stakeholders involved in developing the market here in Qatar.
Budapest is the best bet for a bargain Christmas market break, with Riga eager to please your wallet too.
Budapest''s barometer total of PS469.49 for two is PS200 less than for a Christmas market break in Bruges, Vienna and Copenhagen.
OUR CHOICE AUSTRIAN TYROL:Consort Travel (01709 701701) offers a five-night Xmas market break, with visits to Kitzbuhel and Salzburg, three nights' half-board and overnight accommodation on the return coach journey, for pounds 199.
"We had been through Y2K, there were people here who recalled the market break of 1987, and I had participated in the Fed's response to the Russian debt moratorium.
Trading was sluggish throughout the day, with investors remaining reluctant to take clear positions ahead of a five-day market break in Japan, brokers said.
Group ownership shares in the market break down as follows: CBS, 21.9; Emmis, 10.5; Sinclair, 20.8; and Clear Channel, 24.2.