Downturn

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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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Hedge funds, private investment vehicles for high net worth investors, have proven effective in preserving capital during equity market downturns.
A key benefit of the structure is that it provides protection against severe equity market downturns," said Marshall Greenbaum, Director with SG CIB, adding "the structure can be used for all variable annuity benefits including guaranteed minimum income and withdrawal benefits.
After the contract has been in effect for 10 years, the rider helps protect the client from market downturns, guaranteeing they will have at least 105 percent of their first-year premium, adjusted for withdrawals.
Mid-cap securities may be subject to special risks associated with narrower product lines and limited financial resources than compared to their large-cap counterparts and, as a result, mid-cap securities may decline significantly in market downturns.
The plaintiff wanted Alliance to pay for market downturns that were entirely beyond its control," said Managing Principal Mark Egland, Analysis Group's case leader in the matter.
PowerPortfolio(TM) gives large customers the ability to choose a combination of fixed and market-based prices to lower costs, reduce market exposure and capitalize on market downturns to lock in portions of their load.