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Rally (recovery)

An upward movement of prices. Opposite of reaction.


A rapid increase in stock prices. A rally occurs when investors begin buying one or more stocks in large amounts, which represents an increase in demand and therefore raises the price. A rally may happen following a prolonged decrease in price, indicating that a security has been oversold and the rally is likely to be sustained. Alternately, it may be a bear market rally, which is a brief respite between two downturns.


A fairly sharp, short-term general rise in security prices after a period of little movement or of declining prices.


A rally is a significant short-term recovery in the price of a stock or commodity, or of a market in general, after a period of decline or sluggishness.

Stocks that make a particularly strong recovery in a particular sector or in the market as a whole are often said to be leading the rally, a reference to the term's origins in combat, where an officer would lead his rallying troops back into battle. While a rally may signal the beginning of a bull market, it doesn't necessarily do so.

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The number of local crews competing in the National rally this year is down as the move from November to September means the rally falls into the domestic rallying season with the Welsh National Rally Championship, The British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) and the British Rally Championships yet to finish.
Rallying performed image magic on Ford's Escort in the 1970s, and Peugeot's 205, Audi's 80 and Lancia's Delta in the 1980s.
Some of the most enjoyment I've had in my career was driving the R2 to the limit on a lot of the British rallies, so we're defi-British rallying Gwyndaf Evans nitely looking forward to enjoying ourselves more than anything this year.
I hope it will be the first of many World Rally Championship events that I contest as part of my rallying career.
This alliance is a critical step forward in enabling rallying to make the jump to mainstream sports entertainment, winning the hearts and minds of potential fans via a range of media platforms," noted Richards.
He has been rallying for four years with his first Wales Rally GB in 2001 when he came 50th.
Championship co-ordinator David Evison said: "We have introduced a number of initiatives in our championship to help young competitors develop their rallying careers.
And, given the social and environmental issues which might threaten our sport in the future, we welcome the opportunity to show an MP what rallying is all about.
Dolgellau based Elfyn, son of former British Rally Champion Gwyndaf Evans, has been making rallying headlines himself recently following a stunning debut at the top level of the World Rally Championship.