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Downturn

(1) A period of contraction or decline of economic activity, especially real GDP, but typically employment as well. (2) The transition of an economy from growth to contraction, also known as a peak of economic activity.

Downturn

A decline in a security or market, especially after a long bullish period. A downturn is considered an inevitable part of the business cycle. See also: Bear market.

downturn

A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity. Even strong bull markets are subject to occasional downturns.
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With SunDex Advantage, we wanted to facilitate income control and access to create an annuity where customers never worry about outliving their resources or having a market downturn erode their savings," said Mary Fay, Vice President and General Manager of Annuities at Sun Life.
Both sides claimed victory after a New York State Supreme Court judge decided the owners of Tower 49 had been overassessed in two of eight years during the market downturn, even while benefiting from high occupancy and the fruits of an earlier above market, non-arm's length lease.
Even with the market downturn and the problems overseas, it still seems the economy is healthy.
According to Merin, the market downturn has created an increased need among the group's clients for assistance in creating opportunities for acquisitions and dispositions as well as the added challenges of closing transactions in today's capital markets environment.
Yet the slowdown does not necessarily indicate a market downturn, Bray said.
It may also extend the recent shallow market downturn, according to the report published annually by Lend Lease and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Since the market downturn gathered strength, after the Fed raised rates two weeks ago, investors have been burdened by a consistent stream of bad news ranging from a surge in interest rates to reports that the average mutual fund lost about 2 percent in the first quarter of this year.
But a financial market downturn could short-circuit demand.
The interiors business provides a hedge against a market downturn because tenants must adjust their space to accommodate both expansion and downsizing.
22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent market volatility has led many investors -- especially those nearing or in retirement -- to consider how resilient their mutual fund investments may be during market downturns.
Entering the import market allows me to diversify my portfolio of dealerships and protect against market downturns," says Jackson.
Market downturns typically require investors to pay more attention than ever to time-tested fundamentals.