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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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antitrust's recovery rules create a whipsaw effect to settle.
He shows how in textiles, construction, and printing, multi-employer bargaining is the rule in most countries, where indeed, as others have argued, the competitive, labor-intensive, and small-scale nature of enterprises makes centralization attractive for taking wages out of competition and countering the whipsaw tactic.
As was the case in West, the plaintiffs brought suit against AK Steel, seeking whipsaw calculation of benefits for all plan participants who were excluded in the West case.
Therefore, to the extent the losses on an unidentified hedge are treated as capital under general tax principles, the taxpayer could have capital loss and ordinary gains, potentially resulting in a character whipsaw. Consequently, failure to identify a hedge for tax purposes may change the character of the gain or loss when the hedge is terminated early.
stocks fell for an eighth straight day Friday in a whipsaw session that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its biggest point swing ever.
But along with the welcome liquidity that capital market access brings and the deepening of the investor base comes the whipsaw effect from here-again/gone-again capital.
In either case, the IRS's current basic "netting" practice may ameliorate the interest-rate whipsaw. If the taxpayer is unsuccessful in joining separate examination cycles, however, it will incur a substantial, and undeserved, interest penalty.(12) Numerous other examples may be constructed where, as a result of the interest rate differential, taxpayers are harmed by the failure to net.(13)
"We told him to get beyond the whipsaw of competing quotes that are often put into a story for |balance,'" Executive Editor Lou Ureneck explained in the magazine of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
"It's a trend that's more than a trend," says Dan Harden, president of Silicon Valley-based Whipsaw, an industrial design and engineering company.
However, trading this pair requires a strong stomach with the market often chopping around in whipsaw fashion at extremes, to make the art of picking a top or bottom very challenging.
taxpayer from the whipsaw resulting where losses on the sale of stock of a foreign affiliate are allocated to foreign-source income.
About the only hedging issue that has not yet been negatively addressed by the IRS to date is the "section (f)(1) whipsaw" issue.
But a little introspection indicates that many business owners perhaps aren't facing "the same level of whipsaw we might expect," Caprel says.
The pound has seen whipsaw price action after a 0.4% drop in home prices according to Rightmove LLC led to initial weakness.
Under an anti-abuse rule, the IRS can treat any gains as ordinary, resulting in a potential character "whipsaw"; see Regs.