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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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"I said what was on my mind because in that position you can be talked down to.
I am fed-up of seeing the east end talked down - that's why I'm backing Margaret."
A COVENTRY policeman has talked down an armed murderer who was demanding to speak to the US president.
TWO teenage girls who had agreed on a suicide pact were "talked down" by police officers after sitting with their legs dangling over the edge of the 10th floor of a multi-storey car park.
A WOMAN and her son were talked down to safety off the mist-shrouded summit of 4406ft Ben Nevis by mobile phone in the early hours of yesterday morning.
NEGOTIATORS talked down two men from a bridge after a standoff of almost three hours.
He was later talked down. At 2.40am crews were called out after reports police were dealing with a man at Hendon promenade who was threatening to walk into the sea.
Simon Medland, QC, prosecuting insisted Wilcocks was simply an "angry man" who did not like being talked down to by women.
Stephens was eventually talked down by a friend who asked him to "come and have a cup of tea".
She was eventually talked down by a police officer and taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, where she is currently being treated.
WHEN Michael Grade took over as ITV chairman he promised a radical shake-up of the tired schedules: "There's a sense we have rather talked down to the audience in recent years, and not been exciting enough and aspirational and adventurous enough," he said.
Angry Dave West said yesterday he thought he would be humiliated after a member of the couple's staff "talked down" to him.