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  • noun A downward trend; a downturn.

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  • noun Any gradual movement towards a lower state or value.


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  • The short term downtrend in the A/D line in red was overcome with Thursday's upward explosion which was a positive sign. News

  • Asked whether the dollar 's broad downtrend is something Japan can' t fight on its own, Mr. Noda said: "That is why we need to think very hard about what policy cooperation is possible at international meetings such as the Group of Seven and the Group of 20."

    Japan Finance Minister Continues Intervention Talk

  • " We think this counter trend rally in the greenback is very close to ending, and that a resumption of the longer-term downtrend is quickly approaching, " said Mark Arbeter , chief technical strategist at S & P.

    Dollar Strength Crimping Stock Gains

  • "Getting above the lower levels is needed to break a short-term downtrend," Mr. Roth said, "and getting above the upper levels is needed to imply a new base may be forming."

    Stocks Have a Lot to Prove

  • After being overweight in the metal for years, based on strong convictions about the long-term downtrend in the dollar, I reduced our holdings based on short-term considerations.

    Go For Gold's Big Boys

  • With a Schaeffer's Equity Scorecard rating of 4.5, little short interest, overwhelming support from Wall Street, and an intermediate-term downtrend still in place, I'm not wild about this large cap's chances in the near term.

    It's A Good Time To Be A Biotech Bull

  • The equity has been in a long-term downtrend, ushered lower by its declining 10-week moving average.

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  • The RS shows a long-term downtrend (line b), and for the most part, it has stayed below its declining weighted moving average (WMA) News

  • The daily RS analysis bottomed out during the spring, lines d and e, and completed the bottom in May when the long-term downtrend, line c, was overcome News

  • The weekly RS line started forming lower lows in 2010, and another new short-term downtrend began in early March line 1 News


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