falling knife

falling knife

A stock with a rapidly declining price.
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Don't try to catch a falling knife. Buy when there's blood in the streets and hold.
Most investors miss the window of opportunity as they sit on their hands, fearful of catching a falling knife, and by the time they realise the bottom has passed, it is too late.
VIX equity volatility topped out at 14.53 earlier only to ease back to 13.64 as the bots caught a falling knife on the NASDAQ and bid it back into the green, though the S&P 500 is still underwater having found support under the 2.8k psych level.
In the distance the muffled thuds of the falling knife of the guillotine is heard.
As such, we find it hard to get excited about trying to catch the falling knife of energy stocks.
Trying to identify the bottom of a stock's cycle is no easier than trying to sell at the top and for this reason is known as "catching a falling knife".
You don't catch a falling knife. Therefore, most investment bankers are unwilling to go on record and hazard a guess on whether there will be a sustained slump in the secondary market.
One of the goals when buying low is to avoid catching a falling knife. To the extent possible, if you are about to buy a stock after it has had a substantial decline, you should abort the mission if you believe there are factors present which could cause it to fall even more.
The rising rate for crimes involving sharp objects in Merseyside goes against the national trend of falling knife crime.
"Deals have just about dried up because you're catching a falling knife," said Simon Henry, chief financial officer at Royal Dutch Shell.
LONDON: "Don't try to catch a falling knife" is sage advice for investors trying to identify the trough in a market like oil following a sharp selloff.
One keeps trying to catch the falling knife, never quite successfully, but is always challenged to try again." TOM SHIPPEY