bottom

bottom
Refers to the base support level for market prices of any type. Also used in the context of securities to refer to the lowest market price of a security during a specific time-frame. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. bottom bot‧tom 1 [ˈbɒtəm ǁ ˈbɑː-] noun [countable usually singular]
1. the lowest point, position, or level:

• Hopefully, we are finally seeing the bottom of this recession.

• Short-term interest rates are now probably near their bottom.

2. hit/​reach (rock) bottom to get to the lowest possible point, position, or level in price or performance:

• He believes gold prices have hit bottom or are close to it.

• Thailand's economic slowdown may have reached bottom and signs are some sectors are recovering.

3. the bottom drops/​falls out of the market used to say that prices reach extremely low levels, with many businesses and people in financial difficulty:

• The recession came and the bottom dropped out of the market for luxury houses.

• The bottom fell out of the wool market and many farmers went bust.

  [m0] II. bottom bottom 2 verb
bottom out phrasal verb [intransitive]
to stop getting worse and begin to improve again:

• We think the business jet market has bottomed out and we see steady growth in the years ahead.

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bottom UK US /ˈbɒtəm/ noun
[S or U] the lowest or worst level of something: hit/reach bottom »

The Nasdaq fell 29.5% but investors recouped all of their losses 7 weeks after stocks hit bottom.

at the bottom »

There was a job for him in the company, as long as he was prepared to start at the bottom.

at the bottom of sth »

The time to buy is at the bottom of a recession.

[S] the lowest part of something: at the bottom (of sth) »

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the bottom drops/falls out of the market — Cf. the bottom falls out of the market
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bottom UK US /ˈbɒtəm/ adjective [before noun]
lowest in a range of levels: the bottom end/level »

The flotation could produce a £132m profit at the top end of the range and £59m at the bottom end.

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That still leaves us in the bottom half of spending levels in the EU.

lowest in position: the bottom corner/edge/part »

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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