Loser

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Loser

A security that has fallen in price over a given period, often a trading day. Each day, the number of losers are compared to the number of gainers as one method, among many, of determining the market's overall mood. Often, media reports take the stocks that have lost the largest percentage or dollar amount on a given day and report them as the biggest losers, especially when the losers' industries are thought to be in a general slump.

loser

A security that has fallen in price during a specified period. Compare gainer.

Loser.

Stocks whose market prices drop the most during the trading day are described, rather bluntly, as losers.

The stocks that lose the most value relative to their opening price are called percentage losers, and the stocks that lose the greatest number of points are called net losers or dollar losers.

Each trading day, the number of losers is compared to the number of gainers, or stocks that have risen in value, to gauge the mood of the market. If there are more losers than gainers over a period of days, the market as a whole is in a slump.

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But there was not a face that passed in or out, which this man failed to see; not a gesture at any one of the three tables that was lost upon him; not a word, spoken by the bankers, but reached his ear; not a winner or loser he could not have marked.
She happened to win; whereupon he cried out that the winning stake was his, and hers the loser.
Yet as this stock was the only thing of permanent value, whoever parted with it was sure to find himself a loser in the long run.
The prince remarked with a smile, that he was a loser by the transaction.
Doing what you propose, I should become the obliged of the king; I should certainly be the gainer on that ground, but I should be a loser in my conscience.
Tut, tut," said Robin, "speak not so, Friar; the loser hath ever the right to use his tongue as he doth list.
Very likely not; but you have been no loser by my trade yet," said Mr.
He risked everything for everything, and anything less than everything meant that he was a loser.
Should I be the gainer or the loser by the resemblance which he fancied he had discovered?
Consider further, most foolish Socrates, that the just is always a loser in comparison with the unjust.
The Canadian Government would be no loser, nor would its despatches travel the slower.
I thought,' sneered the dwarf, 'that if a man played long enough he was sure to win at last, or, at the worst, not to come off a loser.