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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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Normally one does not hang around when one is not welcome, particularly after 100 years of living cheek by jowl with one's sworn enemies -- which is why I cannot agree with Richard Cohen's advice that ``it is best for Israel to hunker down.
In these prickly political times, it's hard to escape the compulsion to hunker down and seek refuge in the familiar.
For instance, a food-stealing beetle can just hunker down and wait out ant attacks until it picks up camouflaging odors.
With Bruce Vladek in charge, should nursing home managers hunker down and (as usual) expect the worst?
Gamers' street-smart dragsters will be ready to smoke the strip after they hunker down in the garage with wrenches and hot rodding know-how.
death in PARADISE bbc1 9pm A tropical storm is heading towards the island, but DI Poole can't hunker down with a rum cocktail as he investigates the murder of a boffin, played by guest star Matthew Horne (right).
THOSE WHO SAW David Sutherland's ``The Farmer's Wife'' in 1998 have probably already made plans to hunker down for the next three evenings to watch his latest, ``Country Boys,'' a ``Frontline'' documentary miniseries following two teen boys through some difficult formative years.
The 21st century requires more of the last superpower than to hunker down in fortress America behind walls of suspicion and technology while a world of need struggles to talk to somebody inside.
Tadpoles have a stinky way of warning each other to hunker down when a predator looms, according to a new study.
Intriguingly, the only other bacteria shown to hunker down in the gall bladder of an unbothered host is the one that causes typhoid fever, which is spread between people via contaminated food.
The winter air is biting, and the two hunker down out of the wind.