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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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Power tools found in his possession were identified as coming from a number of the break-ins - in many cases the victims were called into the police station to identify their tools.
In total some two dozen break-ins were to be committed over the course of two months, mainly acrossMumbles, Sketty, Dunvant, Bishopston, and Killay, with other break-ins inGorseinon, Penllergaer andMorriston- more than [pounds sterling]30,000-worth of tools taken during the raids, most of the power tools being Makita-brand.
Worcester police analyze crime trends and place foot patrol officers in areas hit hard by break-ins. Statistics show there have been 356 commercial break-ins from Jan.
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.
She said: "Over the last week we have received a number of reports of break-ins or attempted break-ins in the Millarston area of Paisley.
In speaking with police officers in several other communities, local police learned they were investigating similar break-ins.
Sue said: "It could well be that it is the same gang responsible for all of the break-ins.
Luggage and financial documents are among the most popular items targeted by thieves during break-ins in the Midlands, according to new statistics.
Police on Wednesday said they are close to solving 13 thefts and break-ins after arresting a 24-year-old man from Nicosia believed to be involved in these cases that were carried out in 2013.
POLICE have made an arrest in connection with a Dale Street business burglary, as the force looks to crack down on a spate of break-ins blighting the city.
In the first break-in, which happened on March 30, six mountain bikes and archery equipment were stolen.
A spokeswoman for Coventry Police said: "If you leave valuables in view inside your car, the chances are you will be inviting a thief to break-in."