Choppy Market

Choppy Market

A situation in which prices in a market or index fluctuate, sometimes wildly, but end at a rough equilibrium. A choppy market may be a short-term trend. For example, NASDAQ may begin a week or month at 1,500 and fluctuate as low as 1,100 or as high as 1,900, but end the period at roughly 1,500.
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Hence, these indicators signal a choppy market in the coming week.
There are ups and downs because of the choppy market situation, but players who are focused on customers will have an opportunity to continue growing," he remarked.
I actually think the market was looking expensive prior to the news that the Muslim Brotherhood was going to nominate a candidate for the presidency," he said, forecasting a choppy market characterized by low trading volume and small daily gains or declines in coming weeks.
Now it's a choppy market because of regional uncertainty, but we don't have to tap the markets for another 18 months," he said.
Such effects would singlehandedly destroy virtually any range trading strategy, while the increased transaction costs linked to choppy market conditions would likewise decimate a high-frequency strategy.
We'll be in a choppy market until people begin to feel a little more comfortable about the economy and the employment situation, but once they start sensing that, the cash hoards will to start moving and looking for places to grow.
The company has successfully completed a tricky flotation in a very choppy market and its new army of investors have seen the shares move to a nice premium.
If you do so, you'll be able to find a safe harbor during a choppy market or, better yet, prime stocks that aren't overvalued.
But there's a risk that in a choppy market you'll get your boat swamped if you don't know what you're doing.
Earnings from wealth management activities were constrained by low interest rates and choppy market valuations.
That's a challenge for everyone from central banks looking to withdraw crisis-era support measures to investors looking for gains in a potentially choppy market.
Flexible workplace business Regus - which has two business centres in the city - surveyed 2,700 companies for its Business Tracker report, and says the drive to hire freelances and remote workers is sparked by a need to be flexible in a choppy market.