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Soft spot

Stocks or groups of stocks that remain weak in a strong market.

Soft Spot

A stock that does not trend upward when the majority of the market does. There are a number of explanations for a soft spot's existence. A soft spot may be a countercyclical stock or it may belong to an industry that is in decline. Alternatively, it may simply be a poorly managed company. See also: Bear Market, Bull Market.
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The survey also found that a romantic 42 per cent of Scots admitted they still had a soft spot for their first boyfriend or girlfriend.
Upon entering the game, the holder must check the field for divots and soft spots that may affect the kicker's plant foot.
Whereas the initial Lilith collection offered plenty of folky soft spots from the inaugural year, these new discs reflect the tougher, more diverse 1998 tour.
Avoid: Lemons with a darker yellow or dull color, or with hardened or shriveled skin, soft spots, mold, or punctures.
The most noticeable soft spots appear on the top and in the back of the baby's head.
As infants grow, bone formation closes several soft spots in the skull.
Scott Kantro to the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Biennial Convention, where they will feature their revolutionary new Soft Spots Supremes collection of comfort footwear.
Penetration of the competitors, soft spots is obviously a good strategy.
Test your PC (personal capacity) by finding the soft spots in 1 ) the lead of a book review printed in a journal of Wall Street, and 2) the close of a Reuters dispatch: