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English definition of “oversold”


adjective     /ˌəʊvəˈsəʊld/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe financial markets , shares , etc. where prices have fallen too far in relation to their real value : Stocks are in an oversold position right now. We have seen a dramatic recovery from the ridiculously oversold levels of last March . → Compare overbought, undersold
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