Shakeout


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Shakeout

A dramatic change in market conditions that forces speculators to sell their positions, often at a loss.

Shakeout

A consolidation of the number of companies in an industry. Shakeouts occur because of stiff competition and the ability of some companies to offer a better product at a lower price than other companies. Shakeouts are generally considered a normal part of an industry life cycle.

shakeout

A reduction in the number of firms that operate in a particular industry. An example of a shakeout is the decline in the number of commercial banks in the United States. Shakeouts often occur after an industry has experienced a period of rapid growth in demand followed by overexpansion by manufacturers. Large, diversified companies able to survive a weak business climate tend to benefit from shakeouts.
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Several local radio and TV stations have agreed to conduct a ShakeOut Drill broadcast at 10:18 a.m.
Mr Faafoi says he hopes that many more will get involved in ShakeOut, because knowing the correct action to take in an earthquake and what do in a tsunami could save your life.
"What we're really trying to do with Shakeout is instill a new instinct, which is to drop down.
In the E-tailing sector announcements at the end of March that Gloss.com and Beautyscene.com were up for sale were viewed as clear indicators of the shakeout. The following month Forrester Research reported that increasing competition, falling stock prices and weak financial performances were going to kill off most Internet retailers by the end of 2001.
Because the Category is still maturing, Boyhan said he doesn't think the shakeout is near, but indicated that toward the back half of '97 and into '98, the market could begin to see signs of attrition.
In short, the Big Five and the Blues expect to survive the coming insurance industry shakeout. When the Clintons' "health alliances" select the few plans in each geographical area they will offer to subscribers, these firms are confident they will pass muster.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) will spearhead the 3rd City Wide Shakeout Drill on July 26, 2019, putting more focus on hospital rescue.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages all Americans to participate in this years Great ShakeOut earthquake drills, which will take place on Thursday, Oct.
17 during the Great ShakeOut, an earthquake preparation drill.
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The opening salvo in the shakeout was sounded in January, when Cognos acquired longtime rival Adaytum.
Schwartz is Soros' fourth CEO in two-and-a-half years, reflecting the tumult in the hedge fund universe, where old names like Michael Steinhardt and Julian Robertson have been superseded by young startups, and everybody is facing a shakeout.