Sources: Adso Chinese-English Dictionary; CC-CEDICT
The futures market does sometimes signal that prices are likely to rise, which might prompt speculators to hoard oil in anticipation.
The biggest, baddest psychological bouncer that the Times must get past is the "Endowment Effect "-- our tendency to hoard what we already own, even at greater cost.
German police say the man, who'd been working for a leading courier company, had failed to deliver post for over a year - choosing instead to hoard it at home in his flat.
Productivity typically declines during recessions. Hiring workers is expensive, so companies tend to hoard labor and wait out the slump, which means costs stay high while output falls.