Momentum


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Momentum

The amount of acceleration of an economic, price, or volume movement. A trader that follows a movement strategy will purchase stocks that have recently risen in price.

Momentum

The likelihood of a price movement to sustain itself. For example, if a price for a security begins to increase, momentum is its likelihood to continue to increase. There are various ways to measure momentum, but most involve volume in some way. Generally speaking, a gain or loss on high trading volume tends to indicate that the movement has momentum and is likely to continue.

momentum

The tendency of a security to continue movement in a single direction. Momentum is the underlying factor in trend analysis of stock prices.
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Amongst other major economies, the CLIs continue to point to stable growth momentum in the United States, Canada, China and Brazil while tentative signs of a positive change in momentum are emerging in Japan.
The momentum factor reflects the theory that relative strength strategies that rank stocks based on their past returns predict relative performance over the next 3-12 months.
American Momentum now has a total of three banking offices, nearly 30 ATMs and 40 associates in Bryan/College Station to serve businesses and individuals.
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The product was developed by Momentum and is one of the leading risk-cover products in the South African life-insurance market.
MATH: Momentum is equal to an object's mass multiplied by its velocity.
Thanks to the axial momentum boost from the accelerating electric field, the B field is too uniform to allow even the least favorable electrons to be trapped by the magnetic mirror effect and yields less than [10.
Development momentum was positive for four of the five major property types, with hotel being the only (and not surprising
1997) study utilized many (N = 78) basketball-experienced observers who watched a video tape of the same quarter of a professional game and failed to show agreement of momentum perceptions.
We're a young team and sometimes we have a hard time keeping the momentum,'' said Taft coach Doug Majorien.
If he cannot pause for a count of 1001, the weight is too heavy or some momentum is being used to help lift (throw) the weight.
Combined, they give the atmosphere a net eastward momentum.