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whipsaw

1. tv. to assault a person; to gang up and beat a person. What kind of creeps would whipsaw an old buzzard like that?
2. tv. [for the stock market] to reduce the capital of investors by frightening them into selling when stock prices are low and encouraging them to buy when prices are high. (Securities markets.) A lot of people were whipsawed in the recent market volatility.
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They have been whipsawed by the increasingly strong Canadian dollar, to the tune that losses in the foreign exchange rate represented roughly one-third of all the losses of the companies.
Net absorption was whipsawed at a time when there was nominal change in employment figures.
Newspaper advertising trends have been improving, but will stock- market ups and downs lead whipsawed consumers to curb their spending, postponing the recovery?
1041 nonrecognition provisions to nonstatutory stock options and nonqualified deferred compensation, the IRS could find itself whipsawed.
Investors big and small were whipsawed by these kind of financial G-forces.
But within a few short days of September 11, conservative forces whipsawed public debate and left progressive voices gasping for breath.
Buffeted by internal disputes and whipsawed between the principles and ambitions of leading members, the Labour Party lashed itself in Feb.
It may even require a policy of limit orders only so that investors are not whipsawed by price discontinuities or bedeviled by the question of what exactly constitutes a market order and how long those are good for.
Again, the voluntary and non-binding nature of the mediation procedure should afford the IRS ample protection from being whipsawed or otherwise disadvantaged in any particular case.
Overall, nylon was whipsawed by segment sales that slipped 6 percent and by prices 3 percent lower than those of the year-ago period, although cost productivity rose 4 percent as a result of restructuring and modernization of the nylon business.
Hampden-Turner and Trompenaars conclude that American managers, compared to their international competitors, are hyper-individualists, whipsawed by cultural values that produce businesses which are short-sighted, overly hierarchical and authoritarian, and too narrowly focused on quarterly profit sheets.
Places were being played off against one another over jobs and being whipsawed on concessions," many places still are willing to "sell the farm" to attract business.
ALPA pilots are not competitors, and we will not be whipsawed against one another by undercutting our peers," said ALPA President Capt.
Treasury Action: yields were whipsawed by the FOMC minutes, briefly spiking higher on the more hawkish bullets on upside growth risks after the tax cuts, before subsiding on the ongoing concerns about the inflation outlook.
DENVER -- Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.