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Lemon

An investment with poor results.

Lemon

1. Informal; an investment that performs exceptionally poorly, especially when the poor performance was completely unforeseen.

2. Informal; a product that does not perform as promised. For example, if one buys a car and it stops running on the way home from the dealership, that car is said to be a lemon.

lemon

A poorly performing investment. Many technology stocks became lemons during the 2000 and 2001 bear market.
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