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Advance-Decline, or measurement of the number of issues trading above their previous closing prices less the number trading below their previous closing prices over a particular period. As a technical measure of market breadth, the steepness of the AD line indicates whether a strong bull or bear market is under way.

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In technical analysis, a line plotting the advance-decline index over a period of time. The advance-decline index takes the total of stock issues increasing on a trading day and subtracts the number of stock issues declining on the same day. Technical analysts use the index as an indicator of market movements, and use the advance-decline line to confirm a movement. If the line slopes upward over time, it indicates an upward trend, and, if it slopes downward, the opposite is true.
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There is still a sense of overheating when we look at the advance-decline ratio, but the market is resilient.
According to analysts at the bank, the MSCI EMEA Index's 200-day moving average, the advance-decline ratio, risk appetite, cash levels, fund flows and seasonality of developing-economy stocks have turned negative.
He says he'd be more worried if he saw signs that additional bears are throwing in the towel, leaving too few prospective new buyers, as well as if the advance-decline ratio deteriorated on up days and new 52-week lows on the NYSE picked up from the recent 15-25 to the area of 75-100.
The market breadth with advance-decline ratio of 2.
There's still a sense of overheating when we look at the advance-decline ratio, but the market is resilient.
With the SQ over, and the advance-decline ratio at a high level, we saw some profit-taking.
With the advance-decline ratio remaining at a high level, we may see some corrective moves.
Weekly Market breadth with advance-decline ratio of 0.