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Bottom Fishing

An investment strategy in which one buys high-risk stocks in companies that have recently dropped dramatically in price. The investor buys the stock in the belief that the drop is due to panic selling, rather than a serious fault in the company, and that the company will recover. The number of bottom fishers may increase in a prolonged bear market. See also: Distressed securities.

bottom feeder

A derogatory term for someone who buys distressed properties; one who profits from the misfortunes or poor management of others.

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1%, respectively as relative underperformance attracted bottom feeders.
But quaggas will have done that job before the 20-pound bottom feeders can even get a toehold, he said.
The worst affected were the bottom feeders that lived at deeper levels.
The bottom feeders made bids, but they never got any place," said Koch.
The result of all this is that the auction room is now perceived less as a room full of bottom feeders or dregs of the market going cheap, but rather, characterised by the likes of repossessed commercial property in very good condition.
The result of all of this is that the auction room is now perceived less as a room full of bottom feeders or dregs of the market going cheap, but rather characterised by the likes of repossessed property in very good condition.
To most Americans, including some job shop suppliers, the world of the smaller supplier to the "big boys" is a world of low-tech bottom feeders.
And how bloody irritating it is to have a landscape cluttered with male Anglophone bottom feeders when you're trying to make a story?
We have mercifully left out some bottom feeders that did not make the cut in terms of minimum quality.
Among their numbers are bottom feeders that scoop up mud and use their gills to sift out food, and scavengers in search of rotting corpses which drift down from above.
Getting the bottom feeders off the road means scrupulous carriers get a larger share of the business.