trade gap


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Trading Gap

In technical analysis, a break on a chart representing a sudden and large price movement accompanied by high trading volume. Generally speaking, charts do not show trading gaps because price movements, even when large, occur smoothly enough to not require a break in the chart. Trading gaps may occur, for example, when the price of a security suddenly doubles or halves. As with many charting terms, it may be bullish or bearish; a sudden movement upward is a bullish trading gap, while a sudden movement downward is bearish. It may occur when there is a significant break between the bid and the ask, or when trading temporarily stops in anticipation of a major news announcement by the company.

trade gap

a deficit in the BALANCE OF TRADE that arises when the value of a country's VISIBLE EXPORTSof goods is less than the value of its VISIBLE IMPORTS of goods. A trade gap as such may be of no particular concern provided it is offset by surpluses generated elsewhere on the BALANCE OF PAYMENTS. See TERMS OF TRADE, BALANCE-OFPAYMENTS EQUILIBRIUM.
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A narrowed trade gap comes as welcome news for the economy after closely-watched figures from the dominant services sector last week signalled a sharp slowdown in growth in May.
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This is the biggest trade gap since August 2008 and undermined hopes that a weaker pound would boost exports and help re-balance the economy.
Does that mean that it is not important anymore or has our manufacturing base changed so much that a Trade Gap report would embarrass the government?
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Most analysts still see the trade gap narrowing in the next few months as weaker sterling over the last year helps demand for British goods.
The trade gap marked the smallest since March and surprised analysts who had predicted it would rise to $61.
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