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High Watermark

The highest value of a benchmark over a certain period of time. High watermarks are mainly used to calculate bonuses for fund managers. That is, a manager may receive a bonus only if his investment decisions earn more than a certain percentage over the high watermark for a previous period.
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That's why this year's convention with former President and First Lady, George and Barbara Bush, makes for another very high water mark under Russ's leadership.
Others, however, say the church's opposition to Brazil's military regime from 1964 to 1985 was the high water mark of its social influence.
Her success in defeating a gay rights referendum in Dade County in 1977 was perhaps the high water mark of her career--not counting the Miss America Pageant, of course--but it's been a slow downhill slide ever since.
The high water mark for a production automobile is no doubt the new Acura RS-X Type S sports coupe.
That victory over Italy on a heady July night in Rotterdam marked yet another high water mark in the career of a man who has been described as the world's best playmaker since his compatriot Michel Platini dominated the game in the 1980s.
"Thankfully teenage smoking had its high water mark in 1996 and has fallen sharply since then."
The market for original equipment (OE) passenger tires posted modest gains in 1997, but remained below the high water mark previously realized in 1994.
This was followed by a period of relative stability for nearly the next two decades through 1969, when malleable shipments reached their high water mark of 1.2 million tons.
If Watergate was the high water mark for independent journalism, the Iran-contra scandal might have been its nadir.
Shares of companies in the construction and farm machinery space collapsed after peer Caterpillar (CAT) said the first quarter will be the "high water mark" for the year.
Since its 2003 release, Finding Nemo has established itself as the high water mark for animated movies.