Hunkering down

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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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Once the sun went down, he stayed put and hunkered down for the night.
With little to go on besides a few credible and more not-so-credible sightings from hunters, bird-watchers, and assorted characters, Gallagher and his crew spent weeks and months camped in the wilderness and hunkered down in canoes, hoping, essentially, to see a ghost.
Rafael Moneo's ill-fated Museum of Modern Art (AR November 1998) which recently reopened after a three-year closure to climinate an outbreak of mould, is hunkered down on the island of Skeppsholm as though it wanted to be invisible; and the extension to the King's Library is largely underground.
To record this CD, her second for the Windham Hill label, Ian and three band mates hunkered down in a rented house for three months.
Did Clinton have a shock of recognition during Meltdown Weekend fourteen days later when, with Monica's ID photo on every newsstand and the presidential rope-line video in heavy rotation, he hunkered down in the White House screening room to watch the most romantic disaster movie ever made?
I have this warm picture in my head of my father, circa 1960 -- hunkered down over his manual typewriter, the sweat pouring down his face illuminated by the light of the kerosene lamp.
Ever since Christmas, consumers have been in a state of increasing anxiety keeping them at home hunkered down.
Alex spends a half-hour to 45 minutes daily on the keyboard when he isn't hunkered down with the latest Harry Potter novel, a topic that prompted a wide grin and twinkle in his eyes.
Adding drops of a watery solution and oil to the tube and then sealing the open end with a transparent, uncoated cap, the researchers found that the water hunkered down into a hemispherical lens at the uncoated end.
But in a few cases the weakened virus hunkered down and eventually conquered its nemesis, the immune system.
Overall volume was pretty average Wednesday as the markets hunkered down, decreasing the recent intense volatility and quieting the extreme internal ratios seen lately.
Both saw heavily occupied hotels as tourists hunkered down to avoid the storm, but shut down their parks Saturday and Sunday.