relative strength indicator


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Price Momentum

The performance of a stock relative to its industry or the performance of an industry relative to the market as a whole. A stock (or industry) that outperforms its industry (or market) for a given period of time is seen as a bullish sign for that stock (or industry). The concept is also called relative strength.

relative strength indicator

In technical analysis, an indicator that provides buy and sell signals by indicating whether a stock is oversold or overbought, respectively. Relative strength is calculated using a ratio of positive to negative price changes.
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At the same time, Headley's sentiment and relative strength indicators point to a healthy amount of skepticism out there, not to mention a lot of sidelined cash, that may come into play as we approach the seasonally strong November-December period.
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