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Slump

A temporary fall in performance, often describing consistently falling security prices for several weeks or months.

Slump

Informal for a downturn in an industry or economy. It specifically refers to a recession, which is defined as negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. However, there is no set definition for what constitutes a slump.

Slump.

In an investment slump, prices fall. The slump may affect an individual investment as the result of company-specific problems or it may affect an entire investment market. Often a slump is short-term, but it may also signal a long-term decline.

slump

see BUSINESS CYCLE.

slump

see DEPRESSION.
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So, rather than trying to beat yourself up about your slump, take a step back and identify the key fundamentals that caused you to be successful in the first place.
Don't oversell out of the need for slump termination.
If you've been in a slump for a long time, they don't know that you can help them because you haven't been pursuing their business.
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A regression model was tested using the four CDS-II dimensions (locus of causality, stability, personal control, and external control) for the two performance outcomes (positive v negative) to predict slump susceptibility (frequency of prior unexplained slumps).
Crosswords, lateral thinking puzzles or even a quick game of snap with cards can help you beat the afternoon slump.
The seasonality of convertible pricing in the used market relates directly to the weather, with a slump after September and a steady rise from spring onward.
A slump is a life-crippling, life-crushing experience," said Pete Siegel, a Southern California hypnotherapist who has worked with numerous major leaguers, including Damion Easley, Tim Salmon and Scott Spiezio.
Chances are what got you in a slump was poor work habits and what'll get you out of it is good work habits.
While the housing market has been in a slump for some time now, the recent spate of mining activity bodes well for the housing industry.
The latest slump was blamed on the US, where disappointing third quarter earnings updates from a clutch of pharmaceuticals companies sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq 2pc lower.
But a few EAF mills have closed down as a result of the prolonged steel slump, and Birmingham Steel Corp.