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A stock or group of stocks that is the first to move in a market upsurge or downturn.


The stocks with the highest trading volume over a given period of time. Leadership may give an indication of future market movements. That is, a large amount of interest in certain stocks may mean that the market will continue to be interested in them. Leadership may be either good or bad for the market. For example, poor leadership may result from too much speculation, while solid leadership comes from sustainable investing practices. It is also called market leadership.


An active stock that tends to lead the general market in price movements. For example, strength and activity may have made a stock a leader in a recent upward market movement.
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Under rules, the Prime Minister becomes the Leader of the House if he is a member of Lok Sabha.
The prime minister is the leader of the house in National Assembly and he would also do his best to take the lower house into confidence on the matter.
Leader of the House expressed his desire that we wish to see peace, stability in brotherly Republic of Libya.
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MP Barry Sheerman asked the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley if he was aware that Huddersfield was the current University of the Year.
THE Leader of the House of Commons yesterday said he would ask the Defence Secretary to inform a Plaid Cymru MP about the possibility of moving nuclear submarines to Wales.
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Leader of the House Peter Hain described Mr Foot as a great parliamentarian and saluted him for his 'passion and humanity'.
The Conservatives changed the subject of a debate in time given to opposition parties to bring the Secretary of State for Wales and the Leader of the House before MPs.
In the Commons, Transport Secretary Alistair Darling will speak on Scottish affairs and the new Leader of the House, Peter Hain, will speak on Welsh matters.
The Leader of the House (Prime Minister) and the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.