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A stock or group of stocks that is the first to move in a market upsurge or downturn.


The stocks with the highest trading volume over a given period of time. Leadership may give an indication of future market movements. That is, a large amount of interest in certain stocks may mean that the market will continue to be interested in them. Leadership may be either good or bad for the market. For example, poor leadership may result from too much speculation, while solid leadership comes from sustainable investing practices. It is also called market leadership.


An active stock that tends to lead the general market in price movements. For example, strength and activity may have made a stock a leader in a recent upward market movement.
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In principle it is not an organization in a conventional sense," Breivik said, describing it as a leaderless network consisting of 'independent cells.
The PDs are now leaderless and there is little hope their fortunes can be revived.
Liberal Democrat leader on RCT Councillor Mike Powell, who is governor of Hawthorn High School, said: 'Our education department seems to be in complete disarray at the moment - leaderless and with no idea which direction they are heading.
As for Arsenal, well, apart from a leaderless look, they need to find more support for new skipper Thierry Henry if they're to triumph.
The Glasgow-based firm have been leaderless for 10 months after paying the previous boss nearly pounds 1million to quit.
David Trimble would have walked out of his post as First Minister and we would have had a leaderless, rudderless government going for six weeks, at the end of which we would have had the most divisive, polarised, possibly bloody election campaign over the Assembly.
The local critics, unmoved by Brandon's 13-point average last season and obvious ability to create off the dribble, charged that the Cavs were starless and leaderless.
Islamabad, Jan 31 ( ANI ): Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has vowed to weep the polls through his "tsunami", which he thinks is "much bigger than the leaderless Arab pring".
And there is a possibility Mourinho may decide to walk before the end of this one, leaving the side leaderless at a critical point, unless the interference stops.
We cannot continue to be leaderless and without a strategy going into that period.
Our servicemen and woman are now leaderless and there is a gaping hole at the centre of Government.
Supporters characterize Anonymous as an amorphous, leaderless protest movement, but security experts have long suspected that a core group of perhaps half a dozen hackers, including Topiary, have been responsible for its most daring and technically accomplished cyber attacks.