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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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But he added: "The board now feels that, despite these economic conditions, the company can increase its business revenues and reduce losses in the 2010 financial year ending May and continue to work towards breaking even in cash terms in subsequent years."
Deutsche Postbank AG (FRA: DPB) (DPBGn.BE) (OTC: DEUPF.PK) is likely to post a small pre-tax loss in the first quarter but there was a possibility of breaking even, according to the bank's chief executive Wolfgang Klein.
She said: "Although there are still some risks in the current year the trust is confident of breaking even this year."