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Take A Bath

What does 'Take A Bath' mean

Take a bath is a slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative position. Investors whose shares have declined significantly are said to have taken a bath.

Explaining 'Take A Bath'

For example, following the technology boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, many investors, because of their huge losses, were said to have taken a bath.


Further Reading


Can “big bath” and earnings smoothing co‐exist as equilibrium financial reporting strategies?
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… Part of the Accounting Commons, and the Corporate Finance Commons … TAKE A “BATH” SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER … closely followed public firms like those included used in this study, we believe our results will be more consistent with the “big bath” reporting phenomena …

“Go get a job right after you take a bath”: Occupy Wall Street as Matter Out of Place“Go get a job right after you take a bath”: Occupy Wall Street as Matter Out of Place
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… Part of the Accounting Commons, and the Corporate Finance Commons … TAKE A “BATH” SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER … closely followed public firms like those included used in this study, we believe our results will be more consistent with the “big bath” reporting phenomena …

Financial performance surrounding CEO turnoverFinancial performance surrounding CEO turnover
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Part of the Accounting Commons, and the Corporate Finance Commons … TAKE A “BATH” SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER … closely followed public firms like those included used in this study, we believe our results will be more consistent with the “big bath” reporting phenomena …

Do New Brooms Sweep Clean? Evidence that New CEOs Take a 'Big Bath'in the Banking IndustryDo New Brooms Sweep Clean? Evidence that New CEOs Take a 'Big Bath'in the Banking Industry
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… Part of the Accounting Commons, and the Corporate Finance Commons … TAKE A “BATH” SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER … closely followed public firms like those included used in this study, we believe our results will be more consistent with the “big bath” reporting phenomena …

Know Math or Take a Bath on a Finance Final ExamKnow Math or Take a Bath on a Finance Final Exam
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Part of the Accounting Commons, and the Corporate Finance Commons … TAKE A “BATH” SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER … closely followed public firms like those included used in this study, we believe our results will be more consistent with the “big bath” reporting phenomena …

The big bath hypothesis: Accruals management in response to dividend reduction and omissionThe big bath hypothesis: Accruals management in response to dividend reduction and omission
search.proquest.com [PDF]
… Part of the Accounting Commons, and the Corporate Finance Commons … TAKE A “BATH” SEPARATELY OR TOGETHER … closely followed public firms like those included used in this study, we believe our results will be more consistent with the “big bath” reporting phenomena …