What is GATHER IN THE STOPS?

Concentrated selling to drive a security price down to levels where STOP ORDERS are known to exist. This forces the stop orders to convert into buy or sell MARKET ORDERS, clearing the way for further upward or downward moves once executed. See also SNOWBALLING.

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