Hiccup

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Hiccup

1. A brief decline in a price during a general uptrend.

2. A brief rise in a price during a general downtrend.

In both cases, any number of factors may cause a hiccup, but the trend soon resumes.
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Christopher, 24, reckons he has hiccupped 9,828,000 times since the affliction began in February 2007.
A 50-year-old man who hiccupped non-stop for two years has finally found peace -and quiet -after undergoing surgery.
He reckons he has hiccupped at least 9,828,000 times since February 2007.