Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Capitulation.

When investors surrender previous gains by selling their positions on a security during periods of market decline.  A bear market is often a major contributing factor to capitulation.  In theory, many capitulations should signal the end of a bottom, as if many are panic selling, the price should then (after everyone has sold) bounce off the lows or begin a reversal.