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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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As night descends, atheists, humanists, and constitutional scholars tend a watch fire of rationality, hold at bay stealthy bottom feeders who, with charm and misdirection, subvert the national tide.
Longford were second tier bottom feeders flirting with extinction when Kenny took charge, but why does he think they put their faith in such a young manager?
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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.
There are public corporations out there that we call bottom feeders," Holdren warns.
Telcos are the bottom feeders of the market" said Camille Mendler in an insightful presentation that challenged delegates to exercise lateral thinking in search of new, exciting opportunities in the Cloud.
The 30-year-old rapper added: "Your source is rubbish, none of our friends would speak a word to bottom feeders such as yourself.
The 30-year-old rapper then ranted: "Your source is rubbish, none of our friends would speak a word to bottom feeders such as yourself.
Gags enjoy more cover, and amberjacks hunt above that structure, often intercepting baits on the way to the bottom feeders.
A squirrel would position itself on a nearby branch, stretch out, grab the tube and shake it vigorously as the bottom feeders on the ground waited for large quantities of seeds to spill out.
They tend to be bottom feeders, so they will rarely take a pirk.
They're bottom feeders,'' guide Daniel Peterson called out.