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A stock or group of stocks that is the first to move in a market upsurge or downturn.
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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.
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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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It is equally refreshing to read the more balanced views of the editor in the leading article of the same day.
Commenting the conduct of domestic politicians, Emin Azemi writes for Monday's leading article that unlike the western politicians, our politicians are "eating" each other in order to survive on the political scene.
SIR - With reference to your leading article about how some of the young Welsh have an inferiority complex: We only have to look at what the Welsh have done in America to show their influence on the leading superpowers.
Sir, - I refer to your leading article (Post, Oct 17) concerning the need to go to another referendum on an elected mayor.
Macedonia is ranked among the countries with a slight danger of political violence, Emin Azemi comments in Friday's leading article adding that fortunately in Macedonia there are no manifestations that lead to political violence or terrorist attacks.
Now a magazine for Jaguar enthusiasts, Jaguar Driver, has referred in a leading article to the 'awful situation' in North Wales, where the chief constable is outspoken Richard Brunstrom.
Your leading article rightly pointed out the potential influence of football fans - after all, they are customers.
The elections are over, the results are known and Albanian once again invested in the same political factor, comments Xhevat Huseini in Tuesday's leading article. According to Huseini, the winning party carries the responsibility but BDI's responsibility is bigger since it is high time to solve the problems and not by force but with knowledge.
SIR - Your leading article on March 31 starts with the comment 'There has been indecent haste on the part of some politicians, notably some Welsh Labour MPs, to rubbish the Richard Report before it has even been published'.
Sir, - I fully agree with your leading article concerning Ronald Biggs.
Brussels congratulated Gruevski on his victory, while Switzerland cautioned us on the increased number of asylum seekers, says Emin Azemi for Thursday's leading article. This coincidence, according to Azemi, corresponded to announcements that on Monday, the EU Ministers for Internal Affairs, are to review a different proposal for the rules on the visa liberalization for Macedonia, Tunisia and Eritrea.
Macedonian citizens impatiently are waiting to see the election result and the new government of this country that has so many unsolved problems, comments Ardijan Ramadani in Friday's leading article.