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Lame Duck

What is 'Lame Duck'

1. A person who has defaulted on his or her debts or has gone bankrupted due to the stock market. The phrase is said to have originated from the London Stock Market during the 1700s and was used to describe individuals who were ineffective traders.

2. A politician who has chosen not to seek re-election, is ineligible to run for office again or has lost an election but is still in office until the election winner takes control of the office.

Explaining 'Lame Duck'

1. A trader or investor who makes poor trades and ends up with heavy losses over time would be considered a "lame duck."


Further Reading


Black Swans, Lame Ducks, and the mystery of IPE's missing macroeconomy
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Money Matters Economic Commentary- The Economy, the markets … Princeton economics professors Alan S. Blinder and Mark W. Watson wrote a paper exploring the US … And one thing they looked at was what happened in the markets during the lame duck session between the …

The effect of lame duck auditors on management discretion: An empirical analysisThe effect of lame duck auditors on management discretion: An empirical analysis
meridian.allenpress.com [PDF]
… Money Matters Economic Commentary- The Economy, the markets … Princeton economics professors Alan S. Blinder and Mark W. Watson wrote a paper exploring the US … And one thing they looked at was what happened in the markets during the lame duck session between the …

APEC in the emerging international economic order: lame duck or catalyst?APEC in the emerging international economic order: lame duck or catalyst?
books.google.com [PDF]
… Money Matters Economic Commentary- The Economy, the markets … Princeton economics professors Alan S. Blinder and Mark W. Watson wrote a paper exploring the US … And one thing they looked at was what happened in the markets during the lame duck session between the …

Fleeing a Lame Duck: Policy Uncertainty and Manufacturing Investment in US StatesFleeing a Lame Duck: Policy Uncertainty and Manufacturing Investment in US States
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… Money Matters Economic Commentary- The Economy, the markets … Princeton economics professors Alan S. Blinder and Mark W. Watson wrote a paper exploring the US … And one thing they looked at was what happened in the markets during the lame duck session between the …

Blockchain–A Business Case for XBRL: A Beast or a Lame Duck?Blockchain–A Business Case for XBRL: A Beast or a Lame Duck?
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Money Matters Economic Commentary- The Economy, the markets … Princeton economics professors Alan S. Blinder and Mark W. Watson wrote a paper exploring the US … And one thing they looked at was what happened in the markets during the lame duck session between the …