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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.

Usage examples (38)
  • 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.
  • The firm called a selloff in Regions's shares "overdone."
  • The trigger for the selloff was a downgrade of Greece's debt by Moody's.
  • The selloff is a sharp reversal from the first quarter's gains and still has room to run. for more
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