whipsawed
adjective Date: 1892 subjected to a double market loss through trying inopportunely to recoup a loss by a subsequent short sale of the same security

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  • whipsawed — /hwip sawd , wip /, adj. Stock Exchange. subjected to a double loss, as when an investor has bought a stock at a high price soon before it declines and then, in order to make good the loss, sells it short before it advances. [WHIPSAW + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • whipsawed — Buying stocks just before prices fall and selling stocks just before prices rise in a volatile market ( volatility), often as the result of misleading signals. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • whipsawed — n. long narrow tapering saw; two person saw v. saw with a whipsaw; defeat in two ways at the same time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Whipsawed — Faro Condition of a player who loses two bets on the same turn …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • whipsawed — adjective Etymology: from past participle of whipsaw (II) : subjected to a double market loss through trying inopportunely to recoup a loss by a subsequent short sale of the same security * * * /hwip sawd , wip /, adj. Stock Exchange. subjected… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whipsaw — whip‧saw [ˈwɪpsɔː ǁ sɒː] verb [transitive] FINANCE be whipsawed if investments or investors are whipsawed, they are trapped in a market where prices are falling and rising very quickly, and it is difficult to say what might happen: • The bond… …   Financial and business terms

  • whipsaw — /hwip saw , wip /, n., v., whipsawed, whipsawed or whipsawn, whipsawing. n. 1. a saw for two persons, as a pitsaw, used to divide timbers lengthwise. v.t. 2. to cut with a whipsaw. 3. to win two bets from (a person) at one turn or play, as at… …   Universalium

  • Whipsaw — Whip saw , v. t. 1. To saw with the whipsaw. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To defeat in, or cause to lose, two different bets at the same turn or in one play, as a player at faro who has made two bets at the same time, one that a card will lose and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whip|saw — «HWIHP S», noun, verb, adjective. –n. a long, narrow saw with its ends held in a frame, used especially for curved work. –v.t. 1. to cut with a whipsaw. 2. U.S. Informal, Figurative. a) to defeat or cause to fail in two opposite ways at the same… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whipsaw — I. noun Date: 15th century a narrow pit saw averaging 5 to 7 1/2 feet (1.5 to 2.3 meters) in length II. transitive verb Date: 1842 1. to saw with a whipsaw 2. to beset or victimize in two opposite ways at once, by a two phase operation, or by the …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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