fallen angel

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fallen angel

1. An angel who has rebelled against God and has been subsequently cast out of heaven. The Bible describes Lucifer as having become a fallen angel after he desired to become God rather than be a servant of God.
2. In finance, a stock or bond that has drastically declined in value. Try to avoid investing in fallen angels—they may have been highly priced once, but they will never return to their original value.
3. A company or organization that was previously successful but is currently failing. The high school's debate team was this year's fallen angel, losing all of their competitions after being dominant last year.
See also: angel, fallen

a fallen angel

1. If someone is a fallen angel, they were once well-behaved, but are now badly-behaved. She went from shy posh girl to fallen angel, before going all the way to tragic heroine.
2. If a company or a sports team is a fallen angel, they were once successful, but are now unsuccessful. The firm was a fallen angel that halved in value but has since recovered.
See also: angel, fallen
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The PowerShares US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF enables investors to participate in the performance of US-dollar-denominated bonds known as fallen angels issued by companies based in the USA or Canada.
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Fallen angels and first-time bond issuers have pushed up the refinancing needs of EMEA speculative-grade (spec-grade) companies to a record $101 bln next year, despite substantial bond issuance in the last 12 months, Moody's Investors Service said in its latest study.
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FALLEN ANGELS AND THE HISTORY OF JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY: THE RECEPTION OF ENOCHIC LITERATURE.
A primary source work of occult manuscripts, illustrated with black- and-white charts and diagrams, A Treatise on Angel Magic includes the hierarchies of fallen angels, evocation of the Nature Spirits, and John Dee's Enochian system of Angel conjuration.
Writer/director Kevin Smith is a parochial-school theologian who uses arcane Catholic trivia to fashion a film about two fallen angels trying to sneak back to heaven on a technicality.
Good angels--messengers--utter God's tidings merely and otherwise lack linguistic awareness or anything to say; fallen angels are media without a content provider--wind charms hung in a vacuum.