What is ‘Dead Money’
A slang term for money invested in a security with minor hopes of appreciation or earning a return. The stock may also be referred as dead money by analysts, as a warning to investors who might purchase the shares.
Explaining ‘Dead Money’
Funds that are not earning interest or income are known as dead money. Some investors will hold a stock despite recent price drops, hoping that it will turn around and earn back some of the lost value. However, if the investment is dead money, the likelihood of a turnaround is low, and investors should consider selling the shares before incurring additional losses.
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- Is the USSR dead? Experience from the financial and economic crisis of 2008–2009 – online.ucpress.edu [PDF]
- Neoliberalism is dead, dominant, defeatable–then what? – journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
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