Hump

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Hump

Informal; a period of rising security prices followed by a period of declining security prices. The period may be long term, short term or any period between the two. On a chart, this looks somewhat like a camel's hump. See also: Inverted Saucer.
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We drove over the hump very slowly and as the front wheels went over it there was a loud scraping sound as the bottom of my car hit the top of the hump.
Ian said: "My wife and I couldn't get to sleep with all the noise from lorries going over the hump.
Westlake will benefit from the departure of Mira Costa of Manhattan Beach to a larger Southern Section division, but over the past couple of years, Westlake has developed the reputation as a team that gets close but can never quite, in Magorien's words, get over the hump.