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Spike

Order ticket that shows the stock, price, number of shares, type, and account of the order. Origin: Practice of placing the ticket on a metal spike upon execution or cancellation. Spike is also a sudden, drastic increase in a company's share price.

spike

A sudden, short-term change in the price of a security that just as suddenly returns close to its previous level. For example, a stock that has consistently traded in a $10 to $12 per share range may suddenly move to a price of $14 and then return to $12. The sudden rise to the $14 price is a spike.
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The game can be great without being overly antagonistic, and it would be a shame if it spilled into spikiness.
As for replacing Shane, I'd opt for another Williams in the versatile Liam, whose spikiness and speed appeals, which would allow the on-fire Leigh Halfpenny to continue at full-back, where he took the World Cup by storm.
It would be better if Ricksen could keep some of this spikiness in his locker until tonight when the players must do their talking on the park.
Monk begins Monk's Mood alone and in full command of his spikiness.
Alan Smith was strangely lacking his usual zest and spikiness up front and even the sense of expectancy among the fans when Ruud van Nistelrooy is introduced has gone, temporarily at least.
But I think the spikiness of both players is where the comparisons come from.
In singer James Allan they had a conviction musician, a man whose air of spikiness and studied arrogance marked him down as one of rock 'n' roll's more enigmatic individuals.
But Rachmaninov, too, was learning, turning to a modernistic spikiness at times, with a terseness of utterance which gives the work immense motivic cohesion.
With an unusual, mesmerising voice that calls Catatonia's Cerys Matthews to mind, she delivers even her most acerbic lyrics with an irreverent pop spikiness and a quirky vulnerability that somehow leads her in a new direction with every song she starts.
It's this spikiness that makes them so proud of their city.