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Fire Sale




Occasionally companies experience deep price declines due to actual or anticipated news or announcements. These declines can get out of hand, as more and more bad spin circulates in the market and investors (and institutions) head for seemingly safer waters.


Additional Comments:

The decline is either a one-shot affair or a longer, momentum-driven decline. The one-shot affair is usually more attractive to the value investor, as it is often more of a short-term overreaction to news than a fundamental shift in the business.

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