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Talk Down

To encourage a stock price to decline. Talking down can be a form of price manipulation (in which case it is illegal) or it simply may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. For example, an analyst may believe a stock is overvalued and publish an article saying so. This may spook investors into selling, which itself would cause the price to decline.
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The LNP claim that they care about the Gold Coast, however at every opportunity they make public statements that bring down the Gold Coast and talk down the outstanding efforts of the Queensland Police.
Stability and balanced growth remained the goals, even through occasional missteps such as trying to talk down the equity markets' "irrational exuberance" in 1996 and suddenly cutting short-term rates in half-point chunks in 2001.
The no-nonsense narration does not talk down to the reader, and the splendid full-color photographs highlight this engaging introduction to the fast-paced auto racing world.
I never used to write my team talk down. I would mentally switch off about five minutes before the break and prepare what I was going to say to the players in the dressing room.
We still await Panorama's efforts, which one hopes will at least treat the viewing public as intelligent rather than talk down to them as if they were all card-carrying morons.
It also shows how wrong the LNP is when it continues to make wild and baseless claims on economic performance as part of its deliberate campaign to talk down our state.
HOW dare Ed Balls talk down the North East economy (The Journal, October 21)?
But now that I'm no longer working, other mums talk down to me.
The party's finance spokesman Richard Bruton said: "People don't talk down the economy, bad policy drives down the economy and that's the problem that we've had - bad policy."