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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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Often there would be two or three break-ins in a night, then a gap of a couple of days before the next mini-spree.
This response was contradicted with the discovery in March 1976 that the head of the New York field office, John Malone, had maintained in his office safe a massive file recording the break-ins conducted by his team from 1954 to 1973.
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I am still inclined to believe that the principal motive of the Watergate break-ins was to find out what DNC Chairman Larry O'Brien knew about Nixon's surreptitious dealings with Howard Hughes.
Other information about the break-ins is being kept confidential, but Chief Anderson said that with the help of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, he was able to notify police departments throughout the state of the recovered loot.
M-Power Activity Services, based in Runcorn, says it has suffered losses of more than PS40,000 in the two break-ins.
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HOMEOWNERS are being urged to keep their garden tools secure after an spate of break-ins in Coventry.
VILLAGERS using a popular village sports complex have been left exasperated by a series of break-ins.
Patchen was initially charged, and one attempted break-in, for allegedly providing transportation.
Sunday's break-in was the third in the last four weeks.
In total, 11 car break-ins were reported in Larnaca and Oroklini between February 4 and 11.