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Spike

Order ticket that shows the stock, price, number of shares, type, and account of the order. Origin: Practice of placing the ticket on a metal spike upon execution or cancellation. Spike is also a sudden, drastic increase in a company's share price.

spike

A sudden, short-term change in the price of a security that just as suddenly returns close to its previous level. For example, a stock that has consistently traded in a $10 to $12 per share range may suddenly move to a price of $14 and then return to $12. The sudden rise to the $14 price is a spike.
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The report forecasts revenue of the global Surge Protection Device Market , which includes all types of power surge protection devices with respect to main regions such as North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa.
There have been at least 30 power surge incidents, seven of them in Scotland.
Disconnects your electronics during the power surge for the highest level of protection for your equipment.
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THE Daily Record revealed that drivers have been complaining about sudden power surges in Dart buses for years.
RUSHDEN, England, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- - Belkin Issues Stark Warning to UK Homeowners as Damaging Power Surges Look Set to Rise This Summer
But one source said: "There have been freakish power surges in the past and they will happen again and the driver can do nothing to stop the bus.
The power surge caused downed power lines and damaged equipment in several separate locations contributing to the widespread nature of the outages.
The pounds 75million Glasgow Science Centre was closed so workmen could repair damage caused by a power surge.
THOUSANDS of businesses were left counting the cost yesterday after a massive power surge paralysed part of Edinburgh's telephone system.
business history, will host The Power Surge, a field sales event, in Houston September 25-26.
Consumers today are looking for three things from a surge protector: maximum defense against a power surge that can destroy their equipment, the ability to safeguard more devices on a single surge strip, and better guidance on which specific model to choose," said Kris Lichtscheidl, Power Sentry's Category Marketing Manager for Power Protection.