Relief Rally

Relief Rally

A general increase in stock or other security prices because an expected negative situation did not materialize or began to reverse itself. For example, if stocks were falling all week because oil prices were rising, but oil prices suddenly dip on Friday, stock prices may recover some of their lost ground in a relief rally. See also: Behavioral Economics.
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With the Fed futures illustrating a near 80% probability that the central bank may raise US rates in December, this relief rally in Gold may offer an opportunity for bearish investors to send the yellow metal towards $1050 and possibly lower.
The US Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at historic lows predominantly triggered a relief rally across the emerging financial and currency markets.
But still there will be nervousness and people thinking if this will be small and a relief rally," Khokhar said, adding "there are some structural issues that are coming to the fore.
But sentiment that had spurred a relief rally on Greece's endorsement of a controversial bailout rescue package was fading.
3 percent drop in Volvo shares and a halt to a Greece-driven relief rally stymied European shares, meanwhile, while a 1.
Should the "yes" camp triumph, we're likely to see a minor relief rally, though this will probably be short lived as investors sober up to the ongoing realities of Greece's situation as the need for a further signifi-cant bailout becomes clearer.
Crude futures rose right after the Opec decision on a relief rally after the losses of the past two days.
It's almost a relief rally you're seeing here today,'' said Bill Schultz, chief investment officer at McQueen, Ball & Associates in Bethlehem, Pa.
Any oil relief rally is likely to be limited and short-lived, barring a major outage.
The relief rally in Europe was led by a handful of larger German stocks, with many DAX-listed firms having been hard hit by the crisis in Ukraine.
The relief rally was supported by a dip in US bond yields, which edged back from the previous session's two-year high to 2.
The important comments from FED chairman Ben Bernanke about the continuation of highly accommodating policies delivered the spark for the relief rally.