falling knife

falling knife

A stock with a rapidly declining price.
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Don't try to catch a falling knife, just let it go and stop the bleeding.
Some of the stocks are fairly priced, but it's like trying to catch a falling knife.
The rising rate for crimes involving sharp objects in Merseyside goes against the national trend of falling knife crime.
Deals have just about dried up because you're catching a falling knife," said Simon Henry, chief financial officer at Royal Dutch Shell.
Fear about catching a falling knife suggests the market is in the grip of an unsustainable one-way herd mentality (the precise opposite of the advice about not trying to pick the top of a bubble).
One keeps trying to catch the falling knife, never quite successfully, but is always challenged to try again.
A wise investor in such a market will generally seek to avoid catching a falling knife, but such a dramatic reduction in valuations creates opportunities for accumulation of non-oil dependent stocks, such as those that ostensibly benefit from falling oil prices including real estate, construction, industrials, tourism and transportation.
He stepped in to catch a falling knife, which is what BlackBerry was at the time losing $1 billion plus," said Prem Watsa, whose Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is a major shareholder and which helped bankroll a debt recapitalization that led to Chen's arrival.
We still think that in relative terms investing in DM risky assets - US and Japan - is a safer proposition than catching a falling knife in the EM space.
There is a sense of a falling knife and you don't want to catch it until it is actually on the floor.
The people who are brave enough to catch a falling knife properly, at the bottom of the decline like this, tend to be rewarded.
Yes, nobody wants to catch a falling knife but there are good buying opportunities out there.