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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Leicester wanted to buck the trend and won the league.
Not only have we managed to buck the trend in what is an increasingly challenging market - but in sticking to our ideals of convenience, value and style, are now driving on to growth and expansion.
Being able to attract new members in the current economic climate is very encouraging and by maintaining our high standards and exceptional standards of play, we can continue to buck the trend on a national level.
With many festivals facing financial problems and uncertain futures, the rockers from Bethesda are attempting to buck the trend.
3 : to go against : oppose <We decided to buck the trend and wear ties.
It's concurrently a unique study of how cities in general buck the trend to grow under seemingly isolated conditions--and how they evolve their own unique culture and ethnic makeup without such contact.
3% from last quarter, these deals buck the trend and indicate that smaller deals are being transacted and closed.
Models had already indicated that although the sun and most of its neighbors follow nearly circular orbits about the galaxy's center, some buck the trend.
The little town of Coaticook, under Mayor Andre Langevin, has, however, set itself to buck the trend.
However, there have been some inspired substitutions by McCarthy in recent weeks and the introduction of the lively Smith didn't buck the trend.
But according to Jupiter researcher James Van Dyke, G&L is one of the few banks to buck the trend by making a profit.
This month we look at four relatively rare organizational magazine cover photos that successfully buck the trend.