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Downturn

(1) A period of contraction or decline of economic activity, especially real GDP, but typically employment as well. (2) The transition of an economy from growth to contraction, also known as a peak of economic activity.
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Downturn

A decline in a security or market, especially after a long bullish period. A downturn is considered an inevitable part of the business cycle. See also: Bear market.
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downturn

A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity. Even strong bull markets are subject to occasional downturns.
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Experts say individual investors shouldn't try to predict a downturn before it happens because the impact of being wrong can far exceed any benefit of forecasting correctly.
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If confirmed by the final data, the 2013 GDP contraction will be limited to 5.4%, compared with the projections of the troika of international lenders for a steep downturn of 7.7% as revised during the second review.
Rieger consistently argues that the way forward depends upon religion, theology and economics spending some time in the world of downturn, reconnecting with the real needs of people, listening to the underside, to the working class and especially unions.
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Meanwhile, business outlook appears to be lackluster, as the composite index of leading indicators, the barometer for economic development, declined 0.7% in September, the first downturn for the index in more than two years.
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