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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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Participants completed the CDS-II and answered the question "How often in the past have you experienced unexplained slumps in your sporting performance?
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Many think that the tremendous slump in economic integration that began in 1913, and which wasn't overcome until about 1975, demonstrates that technology overrides politics.
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Izturis sizzles: The interminable hitting slump endured by Cesar Izturis both before and after his two-week stint on the disabled list last month is a distant memory now.
When researchers added water to soil that had been packed so that it was about 80 percent as porous as in the earlier test, the result was a slump of only 8 inches that took a minute and a half.
Small investors are still keen to pile into the stock market despite the recent slumps.
The primary objective of the Brent 4C survey was to use the PZ data for improved imaging of the Brent slumps, which form a complex area on the eastern side of the field.
Green, a tireless worker, usually tries to work his way out of slumps with early hitting in the batting cages in the bowels of a stadium.
In places, this coating has slid downhill in speedy landslides and slower-moving slumps.