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Definition of "oversold" []

  • Past tense and past participle of oversell. (verb)
  • Characterized by prices regarded as excessively low because of prior heavy selling and a concomitant decline in prices: an oversold stock market. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oversold" in a sentence
  • "The only thing that got into a headline was the word "oversold.""
  • ""New short-term oversold extremes mean probabilities are increasing for a short-term rebound, but a rebound is probably a reflex affair in a medium-term trend that just turned down," Mr. Roth said."
  • ""The danger here is that people will be lulled into the idea that a strong bull trend is now in place rather than the idea that the market is just bouncing off a short-term oversold condition," said Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, a trading and research firm in Greenwich, Con."