Holding the Bag
What it is:
An investor is left "holding the bag" when his or her investment has gone from valuable to worthless or almost worthless.
How it works (Example):
Let's assume that John invests $10,000 in NewCo, Inc. NewCo develops its first product and takes it to debt payments and damages its credit rating, making it very hard and expensive to borrow more in the debt market. Eventually the company files for bankruptcy. It sells its assets to repay creditors, leaving shareholders with virtually nothing., but the product bombs. NewCo is quickly running out of , so it sells assets, lays off workers and downsizes considerably. It misses several
If John held hisall the way from $10,000 to $0, he has been left "holding the bag."