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COCKROACH THEORY [1 record]

Record 1 2017-01-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Investment
  • Stock Exchange
  • Corporate Management (General)
DEF

A market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed.

OBS

The term comes from the common belief that seeing one cockroach is usually evidence that there are many more that remain hidden.

OBS

cockroach theory: term extracted from the “Glossaire de l’économie” and reproduced with permission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Investissements et placements
  • Bourse
  • Gestion de l'entreprise (Généralités)
DEF

Principe selon lequel une mauvaise surprise sur les résultats d'une entreprise n'arrive jamais seule.

OBS

théorie des cafards : terme extrait du «Glossaire de l’économie» et reproduit avec l’autorisation de l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques.

Spanish

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