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Refers to the base support level for market prices of any type. Also used in the context of securities to refer to the lowest market price of a security during a specific time-frame.

Market Bottom

The lowest level of support in price for a security, index, or market over a given time frame. The security, index, or market is highly unlikely to go below the bottom; if it does so, it may cause panic selling. During a prolonged bear market, when a market is dropping more or less continuously for a long time, investors often question when the market will find bottom, which means that they wish to know when the market will begin to rise again, or at least stabilize.


The lowest price to which a stock, market index, or another asset will sink. Compare top.
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We look forward to getting to the bottom of it as soon as possible,'' the spokesman said at a news briefing.
Technically proficient, his realism is oddly exaggerated to the point that it gives off an aura of unreality--confirming the artist's interest in turning "low life" into "high art" rather than getting to the bottom of the local environment, whose indifference may be impenetrable.
But detectives said a wall of silence thrown up by the woman's family had stopped them getting to the bottom of the tragedy.
But I do know we're in the beautifully refurbished theater and we're going to have a very good time getting to the bottom of today's news.
Each new letter from a senator or congressman creates an immense amount of internal work at the Pentagon, said the official, so this presents an important political question: "Do you commit your resources to getting to the bottom of the issue on a technical basis, or do you do the congressional correspondence?
They did not panic as they might well have done when faced with these travesties, but sensibly went about getting to the bottom of things.
Using the process of elimination is really the only choice you have for getting to the bottom of your decrease in exercise performance.
For producers, getting to the bottom line is more challenging today than ever.
Instead of getting to the bottom of things, he made the tactical move of paddling safely on the surface with his snorkel.
The hearings today went even further to show the critical importance of getting to the bottom of this issue.
If the police couldn't handle this high-profile inquiry competently, what chance is there of them getting to the bottom of serious crime committed against the rest of us?
The important thing is without that material we don't have enough material to supply, so we are getting to the bottom of what's caused the problem as soon as we can.