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sensitive market

Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

Sixth edition

Published in print March 2018 | ISBN: 9780198789741
Published online March 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191831430
sensitive market

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A market in commodities, securities, etc., that is sensitive to outside influences because it is basically unstable. For example, a poor crop in a commodity market may make it sensitive, with buyers anxious to cover their requirements but unwilling to show their hand and risk forcing prices up. News of a hurricane in the growing area, say, could cause a sharp price rise in such a sensitive market....

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