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Widespread selling of futures, securities, or commodities, triggered by or resulting in falling prices.‘a selldown of banking stocks which, in turn, would further depress the market’
- ‘The spectre of higher mainland interest rates was the key reason for the selldown, said Merrill Lynch strategist Spencer White in a report.’
- ‘If you believe the selldown in technology shares is due exclusively to the pricking of the dotcom bubble, think again.’
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