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Decline

A situation in which a stock or other security that has dropped in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $4.45, it is said to have declined for that trading day.

decline

A decrease in the price of a security.
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It seemed to me a little ungracious to decline an invitation of that sort, and I ascribed his refusal to lack of money.
He might well have added that the Roman power was at its zenith when every citizen acknowledged his liability to fight for the State, but that it began to decline as soon as this obligation was no longer recognized.
At these rates, affected countries face real population declines, and that fact has been making headlines.
Some market participants have never seen a decline in real estate values or have chosen to forget the declines of the market just 15 years ago.
Abortion rates fell among all teenagers in Texas after a parental notification law for minors took effect in the state at the beginning of 2000, but declines among young women who were subject to the law were greater than declines among those who were not.
homicide rate is very good news for some cities but does not mark a return to the large national crime declines of the 1990s, experts say.
By the year 2009, the majority of the states will have recovered from the declines of the 1980s and 1990s, but will still fall below 1979 levels (WICHE, 1993).
Furthermore, the researchers concluded that the greatest declines were seen in the areas with the most intersexuality: "The observed decline was evident following a period of sustained endocrine disruption, as indicated by a large increase in prevalence of intersex gonads and masculinization of the population," they write.
The Service has advised it intends to disallow theft losses for declines in stock value due to the disclosure of accounting fraud and other misconduct by a corporation's officers and directors; also, it may impose penalties under Sec.
Death rate declines have occurred in: cervical, ovarian and pancreatic cancer among women; oral, pancreatic, laryngeal and lung cancer among men; and, as a result, benefits in terms of declining lung cancer rates have yet to become apparent.
More information on the 2002 SCM market is provided in the Gartner Dataquest Alert "Worldwide SCM Market Declines in 2002.
The question could have been posed as whether estimates of future unemployment increases (from lower economic earnings/growth) might have caused some of today's stock market declines.