sell order imbalance

Definition

A disproportion of aggregate sell orders. A sell order imbalance usually occurs approximately one hour before the market closes when there is late-breaking news that prompts investors to sell in large numbers. When this happens, information on the imbalance is distributed by exchanges and the media in order to try minimize the disparity. In extreme situations however, trading is halted on the specific security in question.
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