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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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The result of all of this is that the auction room is now perceived less as a room full of bottom feeders or dregs of the market going cheap, but rather characterised by the likes of repossessed property in very good condition.
The crabs and fish that are moving up from the south are bottom feeders. They eat things like claims that live on the seafloor.
To most Americans, including some job shop suppliers, the world of the smaller supplier to the "big boys" is a world of low-tech bottom feeders. There are two problems in this myth about the job shops of the country today.
And how bloody irritating it is to have a landscape cluttered with male Anglophone bottom feeders when you're trying to make a story?
We have mercifully left out some bottom feeders that did not make the cut in terms of minimum quality.
'He sees private car users as the bottom feeders effectively, the people least entitled to any privileges whatsoever on the road.'
Among their numbers are bottom feeders that scoop up mud and use their gills to sift out food, and scavengers in search of rotting corpses which drift down from above.
Although Schrunk laughed off the effort as a humorous stunt, Kroeker reportedly called the reporters "bottom feeders." The Oregonian, Portland's lone general-interest daily, has yet to editorialize on the issue.
These bottom feeders swim with a graceful, undulating movement of their pectoral fins, taking in water for respiration through large openings on the upper surface of their bodies.
"Getting the bottom feeders off the road means scrupulous carriers get a larger share of the business."
Are we bankers or e-traders, bottom feeders or commoditizers?" Dimmock asked.
These bottom feeders are fighting for their lives to screw the consumer, who, gee whiz, just may want to buy a wine from a supplier who just doesn't have a wholesale agent to handle its product.