Fakeout

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Fakeout

In technical analysis, an informal term for a situation in which an analyst takes or recommends taking a position because technical indicators show that some market movement will take place, but it never does. Technical analysts base their recommendations and investments on the idea that past market movements predict future movements; a fakeout occurs when they apply this methodology and the opposite of what was expected occurs. To reduce the possibility of fakeouts, most technical analysts look at multiple indicators before making any recommendations. See also: Noise.
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But they repeatedly spring unsettling surprises with crafty fakeouts, triggering laughs as well as gasps by upending expectations at the last second.
A recurring section for the company's men featured scrimmages and tackles, tugs-of-war and fakeouts, layered with bravado and uncertainty.
See Hirschey, Mergers, Buyouts and Fakeouts, 76 Am.