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Break

A rapid and sharp price decline. Related: Crash.

Break

1. A sudden, unexpected change in a security's price or in a market's value. While a break could indicate either upward or downward change, the connotation is negative. Especially on the futures market, a break means a steep decline in price, usually the result of a natural disaster affecting the underlying.

2. Less frequently, break refers to a discrepancy in a brokerage's accounting books.

break

1. A sharp price decline in a particular security or in the market as a whole. A break usually occurs when unexpected negative information is made public and investors rush to sell. Also called market break.
2. A discrepancy on the books of a brokerage firm.

break

1. To dissolve an underwriting syndicate.
2. See bust.
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He saved two break points to open his account in the third game, but muscleman Nadal stepped on the accelerator reeling off four games in a row with two more service breaks to take the set 6-1.
Petrova regained the lead with two more important service breaks in the first set but on each occasion Sharapova managed to break back and the set was forced into a tie-break.
Nadal v Verdasco specials - first service break: 1-3 Nadal (Sky, S Jms), 9-4 (Sky); first ace: 5-6 Nadal (S Jms), 5-6 Verdasco (S Jms); first double fault: 5-6Nadal (S Jms), 5-6 Verdasco (S Jms); first-set winner: 1-3 Nadal (Tote), 3 Verdasco (Lads); tiebreak in match: 5-4 yes (Sky), 4-5 no (Boyles).
It threw up an amazing 14 service breaks, but in the end Henman won as the lights twinkled in the Centre Court gloom and the scoreboard clock ticked onto 8.38pm after three hours and one minute of undulating tension.
Agassi utilised a lone service break in the fifth game to take the opener, broke immediately in the next set and never looked back.
There was then a brief moment of hope for Federere[degrees]as many fans as he nailed his first service break of the final and levelled at 2-2.
Skybet - handicap: 5-6 Federer v 5-6 Davydenko +5.5 games; first-set winner: 1-6 Federer, 7-2 Davydenko; total first-set games: 8-15 ten or more, 11-8 nine or fewer; tiebreak in match: 8-11 yes, evens no; first service break: 4-9 Federer, 13-8 Davydenko; Federer to win any set 6-0: 5.
There was then a brief moment of hope for FedererEoee1/4eaos many fans as he nailed his first service break of the final and levelled at 2-2.
There was then a brief moment of hope for Federer's many fans as he nailed his first service break of the final and levelled at 2-2.
Those players who win a high percentage of their sets by at least a service break can be considered as above average returners as they have more frequently unlocked their rivalsO serves.
Most of the markets touch on areas amply covered by the spread firms, but Stan James have been more adventurous by allowing punters to bet on whether there will be a tie-break and which player will achieve the first service break.
In yesterday's women's final Spreadwise advised a sell of Sporting's Stop At A Service Break at 44, which earned a fair profit when Venus Williams was broken in the third game.