- noun a state of being very frightened
- A situation where a large number of traders suddenly react in fear, resulting in a sharp market movement, either higher or lower. When many forex market participants become convinced of a currency's collapse, the ensuing panic selling usually results in that currency's devaluation.
- noun a feeling of great fear which cannot be stopped and which sometimes results in irrational behaviour
- noun loss of self-control as a result of fear or anxiety