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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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Economists branded the figures, which were well below expectations, "absolutely dire" and "disturbing", and warned that they indicated the current housing market downturn could be worse than previously thought.
Features Include Greater Control and Access to Income, Protection from Market Downturns and Potential Interest Earnings Linked to the S&P 500 Index
Actually, city assessors had reduced these values themselves during the market downturn to assessments ranging from a high of $74.
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.
Conversely, the well-defined hedging program also reduces the risk of significant earnings declines caused by an equity market downturn.
After living through the Fairfield County market downturn and recovery, we recognized parallels in a neighboring market.
The majority of REO hotel properties were securitized in 2001, just prior to the market downturn later that year.
Although commercial property markets generally are improving, the impact of a future market downturn on CMBS could be greater due to an increased exposure to the volatile hotel sector' stated Fitch Senior Director Patty Bach.
While some of its office peers have struggled with coverage deterioration during the most recent office market downturn, BXP was able to modestly improve its coverage ratios within a range that is solid for the rating category.
Although some system suppliers succumbed to the vicious market downturn in 2002-4, others survived by reworking their business models, and still others now see an entrepreneurial opportunity to come to market with a new paradigm.
A market downturn waits and will result in decreasing attraction to new SPs.