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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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Then, who will do the FFL transfers for bottom-feeding websites?
There is less food for bottom-feeding animals like walruses.
This is good news for bottom-feeding fish, which take them in abundance as blood worms.
With its gangly whiskers, bulging eyes, and bottom-feeding reputation, the catfish may not be the most comely of fish.
From leopard sharks to sturgeon, the Bay's bottom-feeding fish can provide plenty of sport and tasty eating.
Reform that requires undocumented immigrants to come forward, pay taxes, and learn English to obtain legal status would strengthen labor standards for all, by eliminating the ability of bottom-feeding employers to rip off workers.
Under the new contract, Metso will deliver large Neles four-way valves and tower bottom-feeding valves for use in the project s delayed coking process.
Noda, known for being a good orator, became prime minister after winning the DPJ presidential election in August last year, gaining more votes than expected after delivering a speech in which he compared himself to the humble loach, a bottom-feeding fish.
Catfish noodling, which is as horrifying as it sounds, is a method of catching the bottom-feeding fish barehanded.
Clock-watching referees, bottom-feeding journalists, and multi-millionaire players are trapped in destiny's tornado.
Through study of Mammalodon, I hypothesise that it was a bottom-feeding mud-sucker that may have used its tongue and short, blunt snout to suck small prey from sand and mud on the seafloor.
One ponders that as we see the fresh faces in Washington replace the bullheads whoAEve been bottom-feeding for eight painful years, and one is full of hope that the replacements will do the right thing and serve the common good, but then we are the same people who planned to converse in French about toothaches, and that didnAEt happen either.