Fakeout

Fakeout

In technical analysis, an informal term for a situation in which an analyst takes or recommends taking a position because technical indicators show that some market movement will take place, but it never does. Technical analysts base their recommendations and investments on the idea that past market movements predict future movements; a fakeout occurs when they apply this methodology and the opposite of what was expected occurs. To reduce the possibility of fakeouts, most technical analysts look at multiple indicators before making any recommendations. See also: Noise.
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It has a flip-kicking ladder, fakeout trap floor, and opens to reveal Don's Turtle Tech Lab.
Business-owner members sign a code of conduct and gain access to state-approved responsible-server training, The Cops in Shops program (for off-premise establishments) and Operation Fakeout, an on-premise program created by the Alcohol Unit of the Montgomery County Police.
Those signs of recovery that we were seeing last year were a fakeout.
Make no mistake: This thing is a lot of disreputable fun, even after a third-act fakeout so brazen it makes you want to slap the filmmaker.
The site's popular Photo Fakeouts spotlight misleading images found on the hotel websites -- from disappearing views to tiny pools made to seem far bigger than they are.
A recurring section for the company's men featured scrimmages and tackles, tugs-of-war and fakeouts, layered with bravado and uncertainty.
Among the already popular features on the blog, which soft-launched in late June, are "Photo Fakeouts," in which photos taken by Oyster reporters while anonymously on assignment are compared to the often-misleading marketing photos found on hotel websites, and "Bundle Breakdowns," in which the benefits -- or drawbacks -- of various hotel packages are meticulously analyzed.