Soft spot


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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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Shire manager Dennis Newall said: 'People have a soft spot for the club and it would be great to get some good results for them.
I loved the Recaro-designed seats in my Sport model, but that didn't mean I didn't have a soft spot for even the most unadorned model.
As a former motorcycle racer, I appreciate the sensation of speed associated with jets, but I have always had a soft spot for helos.
Like Frank Capra and John Steinbeck Alfred Hitchcock always had a soft spot for tales extolling the virtues of democracy and the "ordinary Joe," especially when pitted against tyranny's more cunning agents.
of fontaine spring, filter) is "a soft spot, such as one of the membrane-covered spaces (fonticuli cranii [NA]) remaining in the incompletely ossified skull of a fetus or infant.
That's when he's not promoting the George Formby Society, for which he has a soft spot.
Many stars have a soft spot for animals whose populations are slipping.
REGULAR readers know I have a soft spot for Sarah Jessica Parker, although it's not quite accurate to describe it as a soft spot.
In babies, there are other symptoms: a tense or bulging soft spot on their head, blotchy skin which pales or turns blue, refusal to feed, irritability, a high-pitched or moaning cry, a stiff body with jerky movements or a floppy and lifeless body.
I moved on to report about education, government, features and cops, but always had a soft spot for what made our community tick.
I must admit I have a soft spot in my heart for sugar beets.
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