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Hunkering down

A term used to describe a trader selling off a big position in a stock.

Hunkering Down

Informal; the act of selling a large position in stock. That is, an investor hunkers down when he/she closes a position suddenly, especially when the position was particularly large. See also: Panic sell.
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Hunker's major research interest was economic development, particularly relating to Ohio and especially Columbus.
HUNKERED DOWN In a recent survey, Bryant Buchanan and Sharon Wise of Utica College in New York strung up lines of white Christmas lights in woodlands in rural Virginia.
Target shooting means careful work; you don't just hunker down and let it fly.
Announce a crisis in our institutionalized forms of leadership, and most of our neighbors would hasten to stock up on canned goods and hunker down in their basement dens.
We withdraw from action, postpone decisions, and generally hunker down until a renewed, more comprehensible basis for acting emerges.
MENTION "COMPLIANCE" TO A HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR AND you'd better hunker down for an involved discussion of billing, liability, and related issues.
Instead of heading straight back to their base with their detainees in a ground convoy, the 100-odd Rangers and Delta commandos were forced to hunker down around the first crash site, as Aidid's forces converged on them from across the city.
* Moat Builders - These board members and managers believe the best strategy is a defensive one: hunker down and wait for the crisis to pass.
That's why Joseph Buffer, manager of Engineering and Operations, James Yokota, building services supervisor, and Facilities Director Paula Gray Hunker, as The Times' representatives, became early participants in - and important contributors to - the Green Lights program.
What we don't seem to realize is that too often we respond to these attacks on the press in our usual way: we just hunker down and try to ignore them.
Actually, it sounds more like time to hunker down under the covers and try to sleep this one out.
May the armed potatoes hunker in their bunkers of dark, the roots and tubers, rammed into their silos, give no ground, the skunks and weasels hold their tedious sleep against heaven, we'll go with the sweet scent of woodsmoke, the brief season of leaf-mold and midge, the short-lived, the perishable quick bright thing.