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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Hunkered down in the landscape, the assemblage of low-rise, timber-clad volumes capped by metal monopitch roofs bear a distinct resemblance to barns or farm buildings.
And our savvy team on the ground here in Tokyo is hunkered down in the city's thoroughfares and alleyways to register the latest buzz from the bastions of tech, branding and corporate enterprise.
case of mad cow disease, the leaders of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Cattlemen's Beef Board were hunkered down in a conference room at their headquarters in Colorado.
To be fair, fighting did not always remain at a safe distance--I particularly remember the report of one correspondent who was hunkered down in her closet or bathroom--but for much of the official war, the camera's unblinking eye surveyed the street outside, registering little more than an occasional flash in the sky.
Senior cabinet officials were hunkered down at the city's emergency operations center.
Recalling the memory, Venable says, "I was furious." He becomes silent, his eyebrows lowering, hunkered down in a booth at Earl's Corner Cafe, an old-fashioned diner just half a mile up from Orange Shoals.
There are hundreds, thousands of gay and lesbian servicemen and women waiting overseas for the final order from President Bush, hunkered down by the militarily imposed closet and now by the lack of any visible support from their own community.
In the first heat, Travone ducked low, popped up to rub his neck and smile at his mother, Barbara Stribling chanting from the side-lines, then he hunkered down and got back to business.
It's common (more like a dead certainty) to find guests, festival staff and anyone else who cares to join in hunkered down at the bar until the wee hours, enjoying Edmontonians' legendary friendliness, openness and capacity for ale.
Historically, once litigation was initiated, the insurance company hunkered down, prepared for litigation and took steps to defend the claim.
FOR A FEW FRANTIC DAYS, THE NAPSTER FANATICS HUNKERED down and prepared as though the apocalypse was upon them.
When they weren't hunkered down on the yellow couch that occupied centerstage, staring vacantly at an invisible TV, the rambunctious crew from Dancers Unlimited were attacking the couch with cartoonish glee.