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Going South

Informal; the process of a stock or market declining in price gradually over time.

going south

Used to describe the direction of prices for a security or the general market during a period of declining prices.
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The pioneer in South Sea romance- -for the mechanical descriptions of earlier voyagers are not worthy of comparison--this book has as yet met with no superior, even in French literature; nor has it met with a rival in any other language than the French.
I have said before that Lord John Roxton was a South Americomaniac.
Ferguson carefully remarked that they had not gone beyond the second degree of south latitude, nor the twenty-ninth of east longitude.
When the maid came in to clear away she told Philip that Doctor South saw patients from six till seven.
To win the support of Southern opinion and to shape it was a necessary part of the task; and in this he has so well succeeded that the South has a sincere and high regard for him.
Taking to the trees, he moved directly south in search of prey, that he might satisfy his hunger before midday, and then lie up for the afternoon in some spot far from the camp, where he might sleep without fear of discovery until it came time to prosecute his design.
News of the fighting between the barons and the King's forces at Rochester, Battel and elsewhere reached the ears of Norman of Torn a few days after the coming of the King's message, but at the same time came other news which hastened his departure toward the south.
We travelled south, for days skirting the great swamp but never venturing into it.
Troy consulted his railway-guide, ordered his cab, and caught the next train to South Mord en.
Augustine, a hundred and fifty miles to the south, was inaudible two miles to the north in a still atmosphere.
These continents do not show such decided, clear, and regular boundary lines as South America, Africa, and the Indian peninsula.
By the time that the cold had reached its maximum, we should have a uniform arctic fauna and flora, covering the central parts of Europe, as far south as the Alps and Pyrenees, and even stretching into Spain.