All the Boats Rise
When the tide comes in, all the boats rise. When the stock market is quickly rising, there is a tendency for most stocks to increase in value due to over-optimism. The opposite is, When the tide goes out, all the boats sink, which is due to over-pessimism.
When a company offers to buy another company at a signficant premium. The intent of a high offer price is to entice shareholders of the target company to vote in favor of a merger, and against its management. Usually considered a hostile takeover offer.
Dead Cat Bounce
After a stock (or even the entire market) has dropped substantially, there is often a moderate bounce to the up side. This bounce may be caused by value investors believing the stock had become undervalued at this beaten down price, or by short sellers covering their positions as shorting was compounding on the way down.
Buying a group of stocks in the same industry, most often when a group is unprofitable and oversold. The theory is that some companies may go bankrupt, but one or more may survive and incur large gains in the stock price.
Painting the Tape
When a group of investors illegally move a stock by trading it all at the same time. This happens every day, just watch the tape or most active stocks, but don’t get sucked in. Day trader newsletter emails can cause such moves.
A state of the economy when Unemployment is high and Inflation is high. Quite often, stagflation is caused by massive deficit spending by the Government. This deficit spending reduces private sector output with higher inflation.