Market trend

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A market trend is a perceived tendency of financial markets to move in a particular direction over time.wikipedia
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Technical analysis

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Traders attempt to identify market trends using technical analysis, a framework which characterizes market trends as predictable price tendencies within the market when price reaches support and resistance levels, varying over time.
Using charts, technical analysts seek to identify price patterns and market trends in financial markets and attempt to exploit those patterns.

Sale of UK gold reserves, 1999–2002

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An example of a secular bear market occurred in gold between January 1980 to June 1999, culminating with the Brown Bottom.
The sale of UK gold reserves was a policy pursued by HM Treasury over the period between 1999 and 2002, when gold prices were at their lowest in 20 years, following an extended bear market.

Financial market

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A market trend is a perceived tendency of financial markets to move in a particular direction over time.
One of the tenets of "technical analysis" is that market trends give an indication of the future, at least in the short term.

2000s commodities boom

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During this period the market gold price fell from a high of $850/oz ($30/g) to a low of $253/oz ($9/g); this was part of the Great Commodities Depression.
Uranium traded at about $15–$20/kg since the late 1980s due to a 10-year secular bear market, with a 2001 low of just over $10/kg.

2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence

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See also 2015 Chinese stock market crash.
In China, the stock market trading activity is dominated by individual investors (close to 85%) – also known as ‘retail investors.’ Indicative of the sheer size of investor inflow into the markets, after several months of a bull market developing in China, more than 30 million new accounts were opened by retail investors in the first 5 months of 2015, according to data from the China’s Securities Depository and Clearing Corp. And while a larger, more active investing population generally means greater market capitalization, many of these new traders were inexperienced and easily manipulated by the buying frenzy, with nearly two thirds having never entered or graduated high school, according to a survey by China’s Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

Rally (stock market)

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Similarly, a bear market rally (sometimes called "sucker's rally" or "dead cat bounce") is a price increase of 10% or 20% or so before prices fall again.
This type of price movement can happen during either a bull or a bear market, when it is known as either a bull market rally or a bear market rally, respectively.

Market sentiment

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The predictive capability of such a signal (see also market sentiment) is thought to be highest when investor sentiment reaches extreme values.
Market sentiment (also investor attention) is the general prevailing attitude of investors as to anticipated price development in a market.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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Some examples of market bottoms, in terms of the closing values of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) include:
The largest one-day percentage gain in the index, 15.34%, happened on March 15, 1933, in the depths of the 1930s bear market when the Dow gained 8.26 points to close at 62.10.

Bull–bear line

Bull-bear line
Bull–bear line is the index average line that indicates bull market or bear market in stock market.

Trend following

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Trend following
Trend following or trend trading is a trading strategy according to which one should buy an asset when its price trend goes up, and sell when its trend goes down, expecting price movements to continue.

Dead cat bounce

(Dead Cat Bounce)
Similarly, a bear market rally (sometimes called "sucker's rally" or "dead cat bounce") is a price increase of 10% or 20% or so before prices fall again.
A small upward price movement in a bear market after which the market continues to fall.

Don't fight the tape

Don't fight the tape
It means do not bet or trade against the trend in the financial markets, i.e., if the broad market is moving up, do not bet on a downward move.

Market timing

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Ideally, investors would wish to buy low and sell high, but they may end up buying high and selling low.
Market trend

Business cycle

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Business cycle
Market trend

Bull

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The names perhaps correspond to the fact that a bull attacks by lifting its horns upward, while a bear strikes with its claws in a downward motion.

Bear

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The names perhaps correspond to the fact that a bull attacks by lifting its horns upward, while a bear strikes with its claws in a downward motion.

Black Monday (1987)

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The United States stock market was described as being in a secular bull market from about 1983 to 2000 (or 2007), with brief upsets including the crash of 1987 and the market collapse of 2000–2002 triggered by the dot-com bubble.

Dot-com bubble

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The United States stock market was described as being in a secular bull market from about 1983 to 2000 (or 2007), with brief upsets including the crash of 1987 and the market collapse of 2000–2002 triggered by the dot-com bubble.

Gold and Company

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An example of a secular bear market occurred in gold between January 1980 to June 1999, culminating with the Brown Bottom.

Economic sector

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A primary trend has broad support throughout the entire market (most sectors) and lasts for a year or more.

Recession

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This often leads the economic cycle, for example in a full recession, or earlier.

Morningstar, Inc.

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An analysis of Morningstar, Inc. stock market data from 1926 to 2014 found that a typical bull market "lasted 8.5 yearswith an average cumulative total return of 458%", while annualized gains for bull markets range from 14.9% to 34.1%.

Bombay Stock Exchange

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India's Bombay Stock Exchange Index, BSE SENSEX, had a major bull market trend for about five years from April 2003 to January 2008 as it increased from 2,900 points to 21,000 points, more than a 600% return in 5 years.

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India's Bombay Stock Exchange Index, BSE SENSEX, had a major bull market trend for about five years from April 2003 to January 2008 as it increased from 2,900 points to 21,000 points, more than a 600% return in 5 years.