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The term “bagholder” is often used colloquially in the context of investing to refer to an individual or investor who is holding a significant amount of a particular asset (such as stocks or cryptocurrencies) that has significantly decreased in value and is unlikely to recover.

Bagholders are frequently left holding the asset because they are unable or reluctant to sell it at a loss in the hopes of a price recovery that may or may not occur.