Record Low

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Record Low'

The lowest historical price level reached by a security, commodity or index during trading. A record low can be reached during a trading day, and is recorded regardless of whether it is the closing price. Record lows tend to be nominal values, which do not account for inflation.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Record Low'

Hitting an all-time record low is usually bad news for a publicly traded company. While some investors may be tempted into buying at such a low price, most buyers will be less optimistic about the situation and shy away from the stock. Companies who constantly hit record lows will typically struggle to rebound in value.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Historical Returns

    The past performance of a security or index. Analysts review ...
  2. 52-Week High/Low

    The highest and lowest prices that a stock has traded at during ...
  3. High Close

    A tactic used by stock manipulators; they make small trades at ...
  4. Today's High

    A security's intraday high trading price. Today's high is the ...
  5. Today's Low

    A security's intraday low trading price. Today's low is the lowest ...
  6. Record High

    The highest historical price level reached by a security, commodity ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  2. Investing

    How do I find historical prices for stocks?

    Whether for research purposes, bookkeeping or even general interest in historical performance, this is a question that many of our readers ask. On the internet, there are many different stock ...
  3. Investing

    The Ups And Downs Of Investing In Cyclical Stocks

    This strategy can be profitable but only if you know when to dump these stocks.
  4. Investing Basics

    The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  5. Options & Futures

    Market Bottom: Are We There Yet?

    No one rings a bell when the bear market's over, but that doesn't mean there's no way to predict a bottom.
  6. Options & Futures

    Investing 101: A Tutorial For Beginner Investors

    Do want to invest, but don't know how to begin? We'll show you the building blocks you need to get started.
  7. What's a Marketable Security?
    Active Trading

    What's a Marketable Security?

    Marketable securities are financial instruments that can be readily bought and sold in a public market. The key feature is the ease with which it can be sold and converted into cash. Usually, ...
  8. Stock Analysis

    Buyinb Facebook Stock, A Beginner's Guide

    This straightforward guide helps the novice investor feel more adept at buying a stock, such as Facebook (FB).
  9. Trading Strategies

    How do technical analysts interpret the Average Directional Index (ADI)?

    Learn what the average directional index is and why technical analysts look towards ADX indicators to measure the strength of price trends.
  10. Investing News

    Alibaba's Top Competitors

    A look at Alibaba’s top competitors to understand perceived and real competitive threats to the Chinese ecommerce giant.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Santa Claus Rally

    A surge in the price of stocks that often occurs in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. There are numerous explanations ...
  2. Commodity

    1. A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Commodities are most often ...
  3. Deferred Revenue

    Advance payments or unearned revenue, recorded on the recipient's balance sheet as a liability, until the services have been ...
  4. Multinational Corporation - MNC

    A corporation that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country. Such companies ...
  5. SWOT Analysis

    A tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. Specifically, SWOT is a basic, ...
  6. Simple Interest

    A quick method of calculating the interest charge on a loan. Simple interest is determined by multiplying the interest rate ...
Trading Center