Buck the Trend


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Buck the Trend

To perform well when the market as a whole is doing poorly, or, rarely to perform badly when the market as a whole is doing well. Bucking the trend may apply to individual securities or to whole industries. In technical analysis, bucking the trend is often seen as a bullish signal, as it indicates that investors are still interested in the security or industry involved despite the downtrend in the rest of the market.
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THE chief executive of Liverpool One last night said she was confident the pounds 1bn development would not fall victim to the credit crunch and would continue to buck the trend of decreasing retail sales.
Horizon Bancorp continues to buck the trend in this era of Mega Bank impersonal, long-distance financial services.
We are thrilled with the sale of MyMaison to Home Fashion Systems and excited to buck the trend that e-commerce has faced over most of this past year", said Robert Moskovitz, Chief Financial Officer of Breakthrough Commerce.
With health care costs rising at double-digit rates, employers and their health plan partners are increasingly turning to disease management programs to help buck the trend.
Some companies were able to buck the trend of negative rating actions that continued from 2001 into 2002.
Calesa commented, "We are encouraged that we have been able to buck the trend with Esclim.
While many companies have made the list in previous years, only to fade under economic pressures, HEALTHvision looks to buck the trend with continued growth in 2002.
Fidelity Select Medical Delivery (OTC:FSHCX), which focuses on HMOs and hospital management, is trying to buck the trend and was able to post a small gain for September.
Eisner also touted the studio's upcoming release ``Brother Bear'' which he said would buck the trend of other traditionally animated films including DreamWorks' ``Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas'' and Disney's ``Treasure Planet,'' which were both expensive box office flops.
The Ford F-150 managed to buck the trend, generating a 31% increase in Purchase Requests versus last year.
This massive amount of buzz should buck the trend of 50 percent-plus drops.