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Rally (recovery)

An upward movement of prices. Opposite of reaction.


A rapid increase in stock prices. A rally occurs when investors begin buying one or more stocks in large amounts, which represents an increase in demand and therefore raises the price. A rally may happen following a prolonged decrease in price, indicating that a security has been oversold and the rally is likely to be sustained. Alternately, it may be a bear market rally, which is a brief respite between two downturns.


A fairly sharp, short-term general rise in security prices after a period of little movement or of declining prices.


A rally is a significant short-term recovery in the price of a stock or commodity, or of a market in general, after a period of decline or sluggishness.

Stocks that make a particularly strong recovery in a particular sector or in the market as a whole are often said to be leading the rally, a reference to the term's origins in combat, where an officer would lead his rallying troops back into battle. While a rally may signal the beginning of a bull market, it doesn't necessarily do so.

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Veneering repeats that his heart's desire and his soul's thirst are, that Podsnap shall rally round him.
Always with the proviso that Podsnap will rally round him, Veneering thinks it is so.
Leaving Podsnap, at a hand-gallop, he descends upon Boots and Brewer, who enthusiastically rally round him by at once bolting off in cabs, taking opposite directions.
Gallagher has enjoyed a long and proud career in rallying at the very highest levels, co-driving for no fewer than five World Rally champions.
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Shaikh Khalid Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, hoping to repeat his 2010 achievement in Kuwait this year, said: "Kuwait International Rally is one of my favourites because the stages are well defined and the terrain is less rugged compared to other rallies, but it is just as competitive.
The event has taken many guises and ran under numerous names since it's initial inception in 1932 including RAC Rally and Rally of Great Britain, before adopting it's current name of Wales Rally GB in 2003.
Another rally was held in Tharparkar by members of civil society and trade association.
TEAM HRC returned to the Dakar Rally in January 2013 for the first time in 24 years, with the former CRF450 RALLY based on Honda's commercial CRF450X enduro racing model.
The rally, to be held at Gandhi Maidan here, would be first of its kind by RJD after 2005 when it lost power to NDA in the state.
And a new dedicated Rally Village will also give members of the public the chance to check out the rally cars, including the ones competing in the 2013 World Rally Championship.
Llandudno will welcome the rally crews and there will be an open autographing session at Venue Cymru between 5.