primary trend

Primary trend

General movement in price data that lasts 4 to 4 1/2 years.

Primary Trend

An overarching, long-term trend for a security. Generally, a primary trend refers to a trend over a period of four years or so. A primary trend may be bullish or bearish, and, in market analysis, it takes precedence over opposite, short-term trends that occur periodically. For example, a security may climb 15% in annualized terms from 2000 through 2003; if the security dropped 3% in 2002, this does not change the primary, upward trend.

primary trend

The main direction in which security prices are moving. An upward primary trend is a bull market while a downward primary trend is a bear market. See also secondary trend.
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The primary trend in the pharmacovigilance market is an increase in dependence on third party services.
The primary trend in the companion animal drug market is an increase in pet adoption and humanization of pets globally.
However, it is suicidal to bet against a primary trend in US dollar and the King Dollar trend could well continue for the next two years, given the political and economic woes of Europe.
And, for those who want a little more clout in their colours, look out for the primary trend of red, blue and yellow that is set to gather pace during the year.
The primary trend, however, was overwhelmingly reactionary, and included relentless pursuit of the "southern strategy" whereby the Republican Party became the natural home for Americans disenchanted by the Democrats' adoption of the civil rights agenda.
Although we believe that some pull back is overdue, valuations look unremarkable, and the primary trend is still positive.
That is why we expect the primary trend in stock prices to remain positive.
A year later, Mintel predicted that 2011's primary trend would be "down to Earth" products and packaging.
The notion of integrating Hamas, and with it the Gaza Strip, into a Palestinian unity government reflects the primary trend that has thus far defined the Arab revolutionary wave: Arab Islamist movements are entering government.
But overall, I think the primary trend of employers trying to reduce costs for benefits and shifting that cost back to the employees is certainly continuing to drive [products such as] disability, accident and critical illness.
Though the primary trend in cigars has been focused on the miniature variant there has also been a move towards a smoother smoke, according to Jeremy Blackburn, trade communications manager at Gallaher.
The first New York Gourmet Housewares Show established itself as a regional niche on the calendar; silicone was a primary trend.