[ US /ˈsɛˌɫɔf/ ]
[ UK /sˈɛlɒf/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use selloff In A Sentence

  • We'll miss both hopeful rallies and despairing selloffs," said Mr. Arbess, who said he has assumed a "neutral" position, despite what he calls "attractive" stock and bond opportunities. When Timing Is Everything
  • 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. -- Top News
  • 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. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Hedge funds, some licking wounds after losses from April's broad selloff in commodities, have cut their exposure equities as the quarter draws to a close at the end of this month, said Layla Peruzzi, Jefferies & Co. vice president for equity derivatives sales. Despite Stock-Market Losses, 'Fear Gauge' Flashes Calm
  • The credit selloff looks like an overbid market returning to rational pricing," analysts at Amherst Securities Group LP wrote in a report this week. Values of CMBS Turn DownwardProperty Pulse
  • The 10-year and 30-year Treasurys posted their first weekly price loss in three weeks as investors try cutting exposure to longer-term maturities that would bear the brunt of a selloff if there's a U.S. default and credit-rating downgrade. Treasurys Gain as Euphoria Over Euro-Zone Bailout Fades
  • 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. BloggingStocks
  • 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. GFMS Sees Gold Hitting $1,600
  • Come on, I bet all the overspeculators who ramped up oil 2 months ago are to blame for this massive selloff so they can in 2 months overspeculate and drive up stock prices to a mirage type bubble. Huge roar of cheers erupted from the NYSE trading floor
  • The selloff in tech stocks happened, and the big players at aggressive growth funds started buying REITs.
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