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Talk Down

To encourage a stock price to decline. Talking down can be a form of price manipulation (in which case it is illegal) or it simply may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. For example, an analyst may believe a stock is overvalued and publish an article saying so. This may spook investors into selling, which itself would cause the price to decline.
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References in classic literature ?
It seemed as if they talked to each other in soft chirps."
When Dickon talks about it you feel as if you saw things and heard them and as if you were standing in the heather with the sun shining and the gorse smelling like honey--and all full of bees and butterflies."
Some- thing new and bold came into the voice that talked. "You must try to forget all you have learned," said the old man.
Again and again the fathers of the boys had talked of the hands.
"And ain't it natural and right for a cat and a cow to talk different from US?"
"Well, then, why ain't it natural and right for a FRENCHMAN to talk different from us?
As soon as they found that he could talk their language, they told him where the pain was and how they felt, and of course it was easy for him to cure them.
And as he talked on, Martin became aware that to his own lips had come the "Song of the Trade Wind":-
"After all, Rachel," she broke off, "it's silly to pretend that because there's twenty years' difference between us we therefore can't talk to each other like human beings."
"If our husbands didn't talk to us, we should see the facts as they are.
On the way back to Pimlico Mildred talked of nothing but Griffiths.
Apparently he was not disappointed, for he presently said, "I know what I'll do: I'll talk it over wi' Riley; he's coming to-morrow, t' arbitrate about the dam."