Stocks that have dropped, or fallen, in value over a particular period are described as decliners. If more stocks decline than advance, or go up in value, over the course of a trading day, the financial press reports that decliners led advancers.
The indexes that track the market may decline as well. If decliners dominate for a period of time, the market may also be described as bearish.
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