Soft spot


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Soft spot

Stocks or groups of stocks that remain weak in a strong market.

Soft Spot

A stock that does not trend upward when the majority of the market does. There are a number of explanations for a soft spot's existence. A soft spot may be a countercyclical stock or it may belong to an industry that is in decline. Alternatively, it may simply be a poorly managed company. See also: Bear Market, Bull Market.
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Yes, if you lose all power, hit the soft spot. Gently.
Ellen Meyer, it appears that their study only found general plaster degradation caused by cyanurate, and did not result in visible soft spots or "spot etching."
That could explain why a "soft spot" emerged both in consumer and capital spending toward the end of the first quarter.
But his recent offering shows how he has once again managed a return to his source and a reinvention of his project, emerging as a conceptualist with a soft spot for the hands-on and as an appropriationist playing an ongoing, multifaceted game of exquisite corpse in which the authors of the books, the authors of the cards, and the authors of their anonymous annotations and alterations could never have known they'd participate.
If you've got a soft spot for pirates, want to know the inside story of their lives, or are curious about derring-do on the high seas, I don't know of another book that will give you more pleasure.
I loved the Recaro-designed seats in my Sport model, but that didn't mean I didn't have a soft spot for even the most unadorned model.
AARON'S SOFT SPOT: His fave song on the album is a ballad--"Do You Remember?" MAMA'S BOY: Aaron's mom Jane has been a major factor in developing Aaron's career.
Or again, he may get a laugh or two from a familiar subject with no need to mention names: "Soft spot / `When they pat you on the back, darling,' / smiled the politician's wife, / `they're looking for the soft spot / to stick in the knife'."
As a former motorcycle racer, I appreciate the sensation of speed associated with jets, but I have always had a soft spot for helos.
Like Frank Capra and John Steinbeck Alfred Hitchcock always had a soft spot for tales extolling the virtues of democracy and the "ordinary Joe," especially when pitted against tyranny's more cunning agents.
of fontaine spring, filter) is "a soft spot, such as one of the membrane-covered spaces (fonticuli cranii [NA]) remaining in the incompletely ossified skull of a fetus or infant." [1] The anterior fontanelle is the unossified area of the skull situated at the junction of the frontal, coronal, and sagittal sutures.
This method of production is in absolute contrast to the company's theme of love, peace and "happily ever after." It is horrible enough that Disney makes money off the soft spot in people's hearts, even more horrible that it fills the world with tons of useless junk--raping the Earth in the process of its production.