bottom fisher

bottom fisher
An investor seeking stocks that have fallen to prices at or near their bottom, which he or she believes will trend up in the future. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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bottom fisher ˈbottom ˌfisher noun [countable]
FINANCE someone who invests in something when its value is at a very low level, expecting the situation to improve and the investment to increase in value:

• McColl made his name as a bottom fisher, buying distressed banks at giveaway prices.

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bottom fisher UK US (also bottom-fisher) noun [C] INFORMAL
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET an investor who buys shares when they believe that share prices have fallen to their lowest levels: »

Preferred shares are attracting bottom-fishers after a precipitous tumble.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • bottom-fisher — noun see bottom fishing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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