down·​trend | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌtrend How to pronounce downtrend (audio) \
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Definition of downtrend

: a tendency downward especially in economic matters : a downward trend : downturn a downtrend in the stock market The Enron bankruptcy reinforced the downtrend in the stock market, which led to further bankruptcies and news of further corporate and individual misdeeds.— George Soros

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Recent Examples on the Web Technology and internet stocks tumbled on Friday, extending a recent downtrend, after results from the likes of Apple Inc., Inc. and Facebook Inc. failed to live up to investors’ expectations. Ryan Vlastelica,, "Big-Tech Earnings Provoke Deeper Scrutiny of Lofty Valuations," 30 Oct. 2020 Yamamoto said the yen is expected to stay in a downtrend if stocks remain strong. Abhishek Vishnoi,, "Japan Stocks a Buy for Funds Betting on Abenomics Continuity," 31 Aug. 2020 The only Bay Area county to continue its downtrend is Marin, with the weekly change in new cases dropping an additional 40% week-over-week (47 new cases). Aidin Vaziri,, "Despite small surge, Bay Area coronavirus case numbers pale in comparison to soaring national outbreak," 26 Oct. 2020 The selloff is profit-taking rather than the start of a downtrend, Societe Generale says. Joanna Ossinger,, "Tech Selloff Seen as Removal of Froth, Not a Warning Sign," 4 Sep. 2020 The bout of volatility is unlikely to be the start of a downtrend, in part because institutional investors still have further room to boost their exposure to stocks, said Sophie Huynh, cross-asset strategist at Société Générale. Michael Wursthorn And Joe Wallace, WSJ, "Stocks Fall in Another Volatile Session," 4 Sep. 2020 The San Antonio area’s unemployment rate bumped up in July ending a two-month downtrend after April’s record high. Express-news Staff,, "Timeline of coronavirus in San Antonio: August," 4 Sep. 2020 Some 9,468 Alabamians filed new unemployment claims last week, continuing a nearly one-month downtrend. Howard Koplowitz |, al, "New Alabama unemployment claims reach lowest point since first week of COVID-19’s economic effects," 13 Aug. 2020 Areas such as Italy – once deemed the hot spot of the pandemic in Europe – have indeed continued to see a downtrend in numbers. Fox News, "South Korea struggles with new spikes, but WHO disputes claim of 'second wave'," 28 June 2020

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First Known Use of downtrend

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Downtrend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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