DEFINITION of 'Two-Step Earnings'

A slang reference to two companies whose earnings tend to move in tandem. The earnings for the companies tend to increase in a slow-slow, quick-quick fashion.

BREAKING DOWN 'Two-Step Earnings'

This slang term is a reference to the country-style dance called the two-step because when performing the two-step, the two individuals dancing move in tandem at a slow-slow, quick-quick pace.

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