panic selling

Selling Panic

The rapid selling of a security by a large number of investors. This increases the supply of the security available for sale while leaving constant or decreasing the demand to buy; this drives down the price. Selling panics occur for a number of reasons. For example, a stock may drop suddenly in price if its company issues an unexpectedly negative earnings report. The panic comes from investors' desire to sell the stock immediately before the price falls even more. See also: Buying panic, Sell-off.

panic selling

A flurry of selling in a particular security or in securities as a whole. Panic selling is accompanied by particularly heavy volume and sharp price declines as owners scramble to sell before prices drop even more. Panic selling is generally set off by an unexpected event viewed by traders as particularly negative. For example, uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of serious hostilities and a cutoff of oil supplies in the Middle East might be sufficient to cause panic selling.
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The action was taken after the APG found Islamabad's performance unsatisfactory on three-fourths of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) recommendations, which sparked panic selling at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
KARACHI -- Cotton prices moved lower on Monday due to panic selling by some ginners holding substantial stocks of phutti (seed cotton).
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 8 (ANI): Equity indices extended losses with panic selling across sectors around noon on Monday after the Union Budget for 2019-20 did not announce any measures to boost the auto sector.
Panic selling ensued increase of Dollar in inter-bank market.
Investors resorted to panic selling, offloading stocks, which pushed the market deep in red.
KARACHI -- The capital market nosedived to a 10- month low as political and economic uncertainty drove investor sentiment, leading to panic selling, which wiped out Rs272 billion from the market on Monday.
The analyst attributes the stock's fall to "panic selling and a misguided overreaction." He believes Castle Brands' premium whiskeys are positioned for growth following the procurement of barrel bourbon stock over the last three years.
Financials (-2.58 per cent) weighed down heavily on index performance amid panic selling in UBL (-4.83 per cent), HBL (-2.49 per cent) and MCB (-2.54 per cent).
In an article last month in Investopedia, commentator Brian Bloch summed it up like this: "There will always be ups and downs, overheated stocks, bubbles, mini-bubbles, industry wide losses, panic selling in Asia and other unexpected events in the market.
Fears of early rate hikes in the US resulted in panic selling in global stock markets earlier this week.
'The good news is there was no panic selling,' Del Castillo said.
Chris Beauchamp, senior market analyst at online stockbroker IG, said: "The frenzy of buying that has been seen across global markets over the past few hours matches the panic selling we witnessed last week.