Long-Term Trend

Long-Term Trend

Any price movement that occurs over a significant period of time, often over one year or several years. Long-term trends are difficult to predict and they are often interrupted by brief movements against the trend. For example, the dot-com bubble of the 1990s resulted in consistently high growth on the NASDAQ average, but this did not mean that NASDAQ rose every single day or even every week. See also: Secular market.
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4 in January, well above the 100 mark representing expansion above the long-term trend rate.
ARC Forecasts(TM) Trend Analysis provides a short and long-term trend and unique turning point calculation.
another factor is the long-term trend for plastics machinery productivity to outstrip growth in plastics markets.
If the long-term trend continues, all fish species are projected to collapse within my lifetime--by 2048.
Even simple long-term trend analyses suggest an upward trend for all recovered fiber prices, except perhaps sorted office paper (SOP).
A long-term trend toward boards with fewer directors continued during the past year.
However, despite the moderate gain in the 1990s, the long-term trend has been a decrease in steel use per vehicle by 16%.
Resulting long-term trend lines can be brought into close concordance.
Need-based Pell Grants grew by 23 percent in 2001, but this increase is much higher than the long-term trend.
industry will see a cyclical recovery and that the initial rebound may be powerful due to low inventories, still the "follow through" will be weaker; he said, and the industry can only expect long-term trend growth of 1 to 2%.
First, there is a long-term trend to increasing real wealth as incomes rise and people live longer.
Netsourcing of business applications is another fundamental long-term trend.