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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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Later that evening, as coyotes howled, we hunkered down among the tilting pines.
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.
While many companies hunkered down and simply tried to make it through this tough year, the LOCHHEAD list recognizes a few visionary business leaders, spanning a cross-section of industries, who managed to rise above the clatter, and capitalize on new growth opportunities with shrewd marketing coups.
Salt Lake City was armed to the teeth and hunkered down like a frontier garrison.
While much of the national business sector has hunkered down to ride out the recession, the technology sector continues to innovate," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO 2002.
Marines hunkered down on Guadalcanal, a jungle island in the South Pacific nobody had ever heard of.