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Slump

A temporary fall in performance, often describing consistently falling security prices for several weeks or months.

Slump

Informal for a downturn in an industry or economy. It specifically refers to a recession, which is defined as negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. However, there is no set definition for what constitutes a slump.

Slump.

In an investment slump, prices fall. The slump may affect an individual investment as the result of company-specific problems or it may affect an entire investment market. Often a slump is short-term, but it may also signal a long-term decline.

slump

see BUSINESS CYCLE.

slump

see DEPRESSION.
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The Royal Bank of Scotland slumped more than 11% after the US Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) filed claims against three UK banks as part of actions relating to the sub-prime mortgage scandal.
As she struggled to keep her eyes open in the lift, Victoria slumped over the metal bar and shut her eyes for a moment.
Pre-tax profits slumped to pounds 500,000 in 2009 against pounds 14.
As I looked into the doorway I saw a woman slumped in the doorway," she said.
Hoping to make amends for Saturday's desperate six-wicket defeat at Wellington, which was completed with 20 overs to spare, England instead slumped to even greater depths in the second game of the five-match series.
On one dive, the researchers discovered a fresh, amphitheater-shaped scar, created when a giant chunk of sediment slumped downhill.
James reported that their share has slumped to approximately one-third.
A few analysts have pulled back on their expectations for the year ending December 2004 recently, and its earnings estimates for that year has slumped over the past month.
Summary: DUBAI - Dubai's stocks declined for the second time in three days after oil slumped to a six-month low on concern Greece will have to exit the euro system.
2% drop from the previous month, while the annualized rate slumped 7.
Business services, including accounting and legal services, slumped by 1.