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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PRODUCTION levels among Britain's main dairy breeds fell last year, but less common breeds bucked the trend.
Managing partner James Mattin said: "We are seeing a huge demand for both offices and retail units and we have bucked the trend by adapting our available office space to meet demand.
And, despite the wider economic malaise, Mr Watson-James said lettings in the last year bucked the trend.
ANDY SCOTT has bucked the trend by admitting he loved hearing Brentford's fans sing about promotion.
The Caribbean representative team bucked the trend of modest scores at Coolidge with a shower of sixes, primarily from unheralded duo Andre Fletcher and Kieron Pollard.
PLANT hire firm Ashtead bucked the trend among construction sector businesses to post a 27% rise in first quarter pre-tax profits.
TEESSIDE builder Rok has bucked the trend of a poor-performing construction industry by announcing strong interim results today.
San Fernando Valley schools bucked the trend, with all grade levels ratcheting up the number of schools that received a ranking of 6 or above on the state's 1-to-10 scale, according to results released Tuesday.
NEW car sales dropped by two per cent in September, but one Scottish dealership bucked the trend big time.
In late August, MetLife bucked the trend of life insurers dumping their major "trophy" real estate holdings by acquiring the Sears Tower in Chicago, the tallest building in North America.