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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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Al Jazeera Services shares slumped by 19.8 per cent to close at 250 baisas.
The Royal Bank of Scotland slumped more than 11% after the US Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) filed claims against three UK banks as part of actions relating to the sub-prime mortgage scandal.
"As I looked into the doorway I saw a woman slumped in the doorway," she said.
Domestic stock funds lost 1.67%, taxable bond funds fell 3.28% and global bond funds slumped 6.45%, according to Lipper Analytical Services.
James reported that their share has slumped to approximately one-third.
A part three student of the Department of Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, OMOTOLA, Akorede Kayode, slumped and died while playing football on Friday, the university has announced.
The 2-year yield toppled from 2.564% highs in Asia to 2.535% lows; the 5-year slumped from 2.564% to 2.527%; the 10-year sank from 2.764% to 2.72%; and the 30-year eased from 3.13% to 3.09%.
Summary: Indian shares slumped over three per cent on Tuesday, giving up nearly all their gains over the previous three sessions, as blue chips including HDFC plunged on worries the passage of a food security bill would worsen the country's fiscal deficit.
The 50-stock CNX Nifty slumped 0.2 per cent to 5,667.65.
A MAN has appeared in court after being found slumped drunk at the wheel of his car.