American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The elimination of competing businesses or products in a particular field.
- n. A decline in the values of certain securities that usually results in a depressed stock market.
- n. An event that causes marginal constituents to be eliminated.
- n. engineering The separation of molds from their flask, the castings from the molding sand, and potentially the cores from the castings.
- n. an economic condition that results in the elimination of marginally financed participants in an industry
- shake + out (Wiktionary)
“David Brooks says that we are in "shakeout" mode in Iraq, and while we're bound to make some mistakes, the overall effort is worth the effort.”
“The industry is going through, I think, a relatively long-term shakeout of capacity here.”
“The solar industry is having to grow up in a very public spotlight and many in the industry say the shakeout is a natural part of an evolving market, and that the falling price of solar panels that is impacting individual solar firms is actually a benefit to the market, and the sector, overall.”
“Borders is fighting to avoid the kind of shakeout that has happened in other corners of the retailing industry.”
“OpEdNews - Quicklink: Soros sees 'shakeout' downsizing hedge fund world”
“But hard-eyed administration officials view the industry as overextended and overbuilt to begin with, arguing in private that it was cruising for a massive "shakeout" even before the terror strikes of Sept. 11.”
“Insights 'long-held belief that the companies left standing after the "shakeout" will reap the rewards of increased profitability, is now coming true.”
“Because of the early "shakeout" action that led to a positive close, we sent an Intraday Trade Alert to subscribers, informing them of our buy entry in IYW, as it moved back above its”
“The key to trading this pattern is to wait for the "shakeout".”
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