<b>Hopium</b> <br> <br> <blockquote><span style="font-size:90%">Quote:<hr>In securities trading a trader is said to be under the influence of the fictional narcotic hopium when she/he finds themselves deeply in the negative on the wrong side of a trade. The trader will continue to hold the position in the hopes that the security will return to the value at which they acquired it. (eg. staying long in a stock position when the price continues to plummet) </span><hr></blockquote> Source: <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hopium" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer ugc" target="_blank">http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hopium</a> <br> <br> You see the term "hopium" used quite frequently on CNBC. It is similar to the phrase "drinking the Kool-Aid."