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bottom fishing

In pursuit of something at the lowest possible price, even if the quality is compromised as a result. I know you want to go bottom fishing, but make sure you're ultimately still getting a good product.
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bottom fishing

n. seeking something at its lowest price; seeking something at a low cost and willing to accept inferior quality. I don’t think bottom fishing for stocks is always wise. There is always a good reason why the price is low.
See also: bottom, fishing
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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If you're bottom-fishing without a float, I guarantee you're missing bites.
Bottom-fishing disturbance classifications and year were used as factors in the ANOVAs.
Does the crisis in Asian economies offer some bottom-fishing opportunities?
In preparation to enter the Alaska fishing industry, last year the company plunked down $212 million for two fish giants: Arctic Alaska Fisheries Corp., a Seattle-based firm that runs Alaska's biggest bottom-fishing fleet, and Louis Kemp Seafoods, America's largest manufacturer of imitation lobster and crab products.
Dow recovered into the green after the 13% plunge in Boeing was cut in half after bottom-fishing kicked in and FAANG shares continued their leadership (despite Warren vow to break them up) with NASDAQ rising 1.4% and the S&P +1%.
Cements extended their rally as bottom-fishing continued.
Wind and waves required a few adjustments, but once Jason got us anchored and the stern of the boat was lined up with the reef behind us, we went to work bottom-fishing and free-lining.
Since the lingcod is considered one of the more tasty bottom fish, the higher limit is expected to make bottom-fishing a little more attractive.
equities have clawed back some of last week's deep losses amid a modest bottom-fishing effort, though just what the computer models will have to say about that remains to be seen.
All bottom-fishing enthusiasts have a vested interest in seeing that goal met.
Qatar also announced a $15 B investment in Turkey and Alibaba of China just announced a large investment in its Turkish e-commerce counterpart as well, a sign of some bottom-fishing in the region after recent asset and FX losses.
I've operated one of Southeast Florida's busiest bottom-fishing charter/headboats in Jupiter for 15 years.
Treasury Action: yields rebounded from lows heading into the factory orders report, which came in right in line with the consensus, with some algo bottom-fishing on stocks no doubt kicking in now.
Forsgren says the feds are giving serious consideration to complete bottom-fishing closures--for any species--in the interest of protecting red snapper stocks, which (they allege) could suffer from bycatch mortality.