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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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Getting back in the right mindset lays the foundation for breaking free from your slump and getting back to producing stellar results.
In today's Apple Cinnamon Slump, we used prepackaged cinnamon rolls instead of biscuits and finished cooking it in the oven to ensure that the rolls had a beautiful golden burnish.
Yet millions were conned before the last election by the implication - never technically stated in the Tory (and Lib-Dem) propaganda, of course - that the slump was all Brown's fault and not, in reality, a Thatcher-nurtured, bent American mortgage financier-realised international slump.
The biggest losers in the country are Bridgend workers who have seen the real value of their pay slump by 20%.
The slump question was directed at the sport that the athlete had competed at his/her highest level, and this question was embedded with other questions about the participant and his/her sport.
However, you don't need to cut out carbohydrates and fat altogether to avoid the slump and can instead simply reduce your portions.
Increased competition from cheaper imports, the soft housing market and weak consumer confidence, were the main drivers of the slump, the report added.
The trading slump also hurt valuations, with Dubai's index dropping 9.
The share slump ends a two-month revival for the Footsie and comes as fears deepen over the global economy, a falling pound and record slumps in house prices.
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So Florida's current slump, in which it has lost three of four, means nothing when it comes to a the possibility of a deep run in the NCAAs, despite center Al Horford stoking the "Florida flameout talk" after Saturday's loss at LSU.
A spike in non-residential construction projects should counter the slump in the home building market, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects.