from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sale or disposal of a relatively large number of stocks, bonds, or commodities that often causes a sharp decline in prices.
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- n. The large-scale selling of stocks
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- n. a sale of a relatively large number of assets (stocks or bonds or commodities) at a low price typically done to dispose of them rather than as normal trade
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Meanwhile, a growing shift toward physical gold "ought to mean that investment will be more solid and less prone to short-term selloff of the kind seen in the futures market in late 2010 and early 2011," the consultancy said.
Worries of reduced demand from China could result in a short-term selloff, says Guy LeBas, fixed-income strategist at Janney Capital Markets.
Emerging Markets Hold Some Appeal Global fund managers are still somewhat pessimistic about investing in emerging-market stocks, with nearly half expecting a short-term selloff, Merrill Lynch & Co. said in a survey released Wednesday.
I think at least a short term selloff is likely when the FED pauses and then again when the FED first cuts.
"We need to differentiate between short-term selloff versus the medium-term trend of more diversification into a number of emerging-market assets," said Clyde Wardle, a developing-nation currency strategist at HSBC Holdings Plc in New York.
He called the selloff proposal "an act of desperation for a group that has done almost all the savings it can do" in a time of austerity and municipal budget cuts.
While this is a sign of a healthy market, when it spikes to such high levels, it typically means a short-term selloff is in the cards.
Weiss believes that we could see a "major near-term selloff in the dollar," as the end of May saw "the beginning of the end of that goodwill period."
Some market watchers called the selloff an overreaction, but acknowledged that panic has taken hold of some investors -- intensifying daily market moves of several hundred points up and down.
"The selloff was a little overdone," said Tom Power , a senior market strategist with MF Global.