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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 rallyists also said that the first change must come from within the common people, and that they must stand up against the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault.
Manila riot policemen used water cannons to break up the rallyists who managed to slip through to the heavily guarded Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) compound, the venue of this year's third informal summit of the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus Japan, China and South Korea.
During the three-day event, rallyists participated in three time, speed and distance events and five autocross competitions, in addition to visiting 11 children's agencies around the state.
The rallyists sought restoration of peace and tranquillity in the region.
THE CAPITAL's red- light areas should thank some of the rallyists for most of Wednesday's earnings.
Advani was worried about how the rallyists would cope with the unrelenting heat.
People are out on the roads, cheering everyone and I think it's the moment of the rallyists who work so hard in order to restore these timeless beauties," said Rahul Mitra, organiser.