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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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This suggests that one should be reasonably wary of the spikiness of the EDY metric when reporting on rises and falls (see Figure 3A)(6).
Within a multicultural metroplis where the dominant sounds are swing-beat, ragga, or jungle, Britpop is a synthesis of white style, with any black influence bled out: the guitar-centricity of late-`80 indie rock, the social commentary of the Kinks, the laddish dandyism of the Small Faces, the smart-dumb spikiness of Wire, whose presence looms large over Elastica and the latest music-press sensations, Menswear.
The architects describe the difference between the hard spikiness of the foyers and the soft, rounded smoothness of the auditorium as a tension between 'the universal poles of male and female'.
Gould is more interesting impersonating her bubbes, with their hard-won common sense and their adorable spikiness, than she is when taking us through her own search for her inner grandmother.
Look for its spikiness Vi[degrees] northwest of 15 Aql.
Just as wondrous as Giggs' continued enthusiasm is Sir Alex Ferguson's undiluted spikiness.
When Wiggins was confronted with sadly inevitable whisperings about drugtaking, flowing through the cyber sewage pipes we call Twitter, the Brit responded with spikiness befitting a man who has been a leading critic of doping for years.
The chap's politics may be wayward but you have to admire his spikiness.
De Niro slouches into his role, and his warmth and quiet charm are in stark contrast to the spikiness of Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell, while Drew Barrymore smiles her way through a similarly undernourished supporting role.
The spikiness he possesses is part of what made him the star he has become and there will be times in the next two weeks when Murray might have to get nasty.
Designed as three interlocking sections of openwork craftsmanship, the plaque is woven with four thistle flowers subtly shaded in iridescent blue enamels set on undulating green enamel stems, the spikiness of their leaves and thorns beautifully emphasised by the pave-set diamonds.