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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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The scheme, at Swan Bank, Penn, will be launched tomorrow following requests from carers to expand the current short break service.
The short break service run at the Bradbury Centre allows families to leave their loved ones overnight so they can have a break.
Contract notice: Residential Short Break Services for Children and Young People.
City of Wolverhampton Council is seeking to establish a residential and outreach short break service for children and young people with a disability and or complex needs.
We appreciate the challenges the council face due to national Government funding decisions but want to make sure that the economic and social value short break services bring to families and communities - and the potential impact on families if these services are reduced - are recognised so further cuts are avoided.
COFFEE shop chain Starbucks is set to open a new branch at the Welcome Break services in the Cardiff Gate Internationl Business Park.
Mr Balls has also agreed to top up funding in Sefton, Wirral and Halton by also pounds 30,000 because of an unexpected surge in demand for short break services.
Recently, travellers stopping to stretch their legs at Welcome Break services have been pleasantly surprised to find a gourmet range available in their Food Connection restaurants.
They removed a plate-glass window and unbolted the card point cash machine at Welcome Break Services on the southbound M74 near Abington in Lanarkshire.
After a two-hour drive from their Lancashire home, eight-year-old Emily-Mae Hall and sister Hollie-Ann, 11, begged for a lunch stop at Welcome Break services at Keele on the M6.
Requiring your CPA to break services into components helps keep the fee agreement more realistic and lets you see more precisely what you're paying for.
The registration fee is $250 and includes break services and lunch each day plus all conference materials.