Long-Term Trend

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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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The information will feed into the latest census of Britain and Ireland's breeding seabirds - a programme that started 45 years ago to identify long-term trends in seabird populations.
The bank said that market valuation is only moderately above long-term trends and argued that trends do not indicate that the housing market is set to collapse.
Summary: Both the euro and dollar react to their respective event risk; but the Euro Zone data holds greater implications for long-term trends.
Chapters include examinations of the impact of long-term trends of income inequality and discussion of long-term trends of family factors such as parental education level and family sizes.
57), with its grim picture for custom molders, I became curious about long-term trends in molding economics.
In the past we were able to enjoy long-term trends to offset the periods of churning [markets].
Because productivity growth rates can vary markedly from quarter to quarter, however, it has proved difficult for policymakers and analysts to distinguish between long-term trends and short-term cyclical trends.
of Education 2004 National Assessment of Educational Progress Long-Term Trends in Academic Progress
This report describes long-term trends in 9-, 13- and 17-year-olds' achievement in reading and mathematics during the last three decades.
Will these long-term trends continue over the next decade?
These are important policy discussions, but what about the bigger picture and long-term trends for federal spending?
The parties have agreed to collectively assess the statewide composition of residential solid waste based on available information and to characterize and quantify the residential solid waste composition that would be amenable to source separation and curbside collection; to collectively prepare a market study using commercial information pertinent to Delaware to determine the historical, short-term and long-term trends for the sale and use of curbside source-separated materials; and to conduct a comprehensive review of mandatory curbside recycling programs adopted and operating throughout the U.