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Downtrend

A situation in which a security price is moving mostly downward. Though there may or may not be a few upticks in between, this does not stop the overall bearish trend. For example, a security may be priced at $100 per share on January 1, $90 on January 10, and $85 on January 31. This indicates a downtrend, even if the security closed higher on certain days in January.

downtrend

A series of price declines in a security or the general market. Many analysts feel that investors should avoid securities in a downtrend until the pattern is broken. Compare uptrend.