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Slump

A temporary fall in performance, often describing consistently falling security prices for several weeks or months.

Slump

Informal for a downturn in an industry or economy. It specifically refers to a recession, which is defined as negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. However, there is no set definition for what constitutes a slump.

Slump.

In an investment slump, prices fall. The slump may affect an individual investment as the result of company-specific problems or it may affect an entire investment market. Often a slump is short-term, but it may also signal a long-term decline.

slump

see BUSINESS CYCLE.

slump

see DEPRESSION.
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Among other interest-rate sensitive stocks, DLF slumped 7.
Sterling has slumped to its lowest level against the dollar in more than seven years
However, over the past three months, the company's expected earnings loss for this year has widened by approximately 12 cents while next year's profit expectation has slumped by about 6 cents.
Wall Street also slumped in early trading and worries are building about the strength of the economic recovery.
The company's earnings estimates for this year and next have each slumped by approximately 60 cents from levels one month ago.
The Sharks were quick to grab the initiative and the home side slumped to a 114-run defeat.
2 per cent to 885p because of its exposure to the Far East where markets slumped.
Visnovsky, the Kings all-rookie defenseman a year ago, has slumped miserably all season.
5, while the lowest was September 21 when it slumped to 4,433.
Net sales for the quarter slumped by -2% in dollar terms, as higher revenues in Spain and the Caribbean were offset by the effect of softer demand and wet weather conditions in the U.
IT seems that what goes up really must come down - the FTSE slumped well below the 4,000 barrier yesterday.
Esther, 81, handles the older seniors who slumped down and slowed down years ago and now want to do something about it.