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Bottom Fishing

An investment strategy in which one buys high-risk stocks in companies that have recently dropped dramatically in price. The investor buys the stock in the belief that the drop is due to panic selling, rather than a serious fault in the company, and that the company will recover. The number of bottom fishers may increase in a prolonged bear market. See also: Distressed securities.

bottom feeder

A derogatory term for someone who buys distressed properties; one who profits from the misfortunes or poor management of others.

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They would shovel the stuff to the ground where the bottom-feeders were waiting.
To paraphrase one practitioner, "We are aggressive but prudent: we attract the kind of companies we want and avoid the bottom-feeders.
14 SCIENCE, Schluter and his colleagues reported more than 700 mating-choice experiments that mixed and matched all permutations of bottom-feeders and cruisers from the various lakes.
Quality varied, from appointments with most primary customers and some good leads to several retailers not bothering to come to too many bottom-feeders seeking closeout merchandise.
Carp, nonnative bottom-feeders, root up aquatic plants that ducks need for food.
One can easily imagine that the freedom and autonomy Hickey describes when he writes in his Air Guitar about his activities as a dealer apply to Konrad Fischer as well: "I had this idea of an art made for the living, you see-of an art that may flourish in that crazy zone between the priests of institutional virtue and the bottom-feeders of commercial predation.
Emerging markets are the leaders in this bottom-feeders division.
Her message to voters was that her opponents were such vile bottom-feeders that she had to set some civilized ground rules on behalf of common decency.
Anyone interested in the hotter dimensions of the Cold War and the criminal role of these Foggy Bottom bottom-feeders should read Michael McClintock's brilliant book, Instruments of Statecraft: U.
Searching to avoid a loss to one of soccer's bottom-feeders after such a strong showing at the Confederations Cup, Bradley subbed in Charlie Davies, Brian Ching and Kyle Beckerman to add experience on the field.
But bottom-feeders were dismissed like rude guests, according to Paulette Koch, an agent with the Corcoran Group who has trafficked in island homes, often with her son, Dana, for 30 years.
Mike Lehnert called payday lenders "parasites, bottom-feeders and scumbags.