hammering the market

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Hammering the market

Heavy selling of stocks by speculators who think that the stock is overvalued and is about to drop.

Hammering the Market

Informal; in a stock market, selling in heavy volume. Hammering the market usually occurs upon unexpected bad news, such as a terrorist attack. Most companies try to price out bad news by leaking it gradually, so as to avoid this situation, but, obviously, this is not always possible.

hammering the market

The heavy selling of securities, driving down prices. Unexpected bad news such as disclosure of corporate fraud, a terrorist attack, or the outbreak of armed hostilities can cause a hammering of the market.