Long-Term Trend

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Long-Term Trend

Any price movement that occurs over a significant period of time, often over one year or several years. Long-term trends are difficult to predict and they are often interrupted by brief movements against the trend. For example, the dot-com bubble of the 1990s resulted in consistently high growth on the NASDAQ average, but this did not mean that NASDAQ rose every single day or even every week. See also: Secular market.
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OGUK's Alix Thom said the current levels were more in keeping with long-term trends.
Over the past two years, we have made meaningful changes to our organization that have allowed us to pursue and execute on several new growth initiatives in parallel." The company does not believe the softer near-term outlook reduces its ability to benefit from the long-term trends driving high-volume advanced packaging adoption, the long-term trends driving semiconductor unit and LED growth or its ability to gain market share within its after-market products and services segment.
The long-term trends documented in this report contribute to our understanding of what is happening on the land and help us to see changes in hunting interests in the territory.
IT aims to keep digital information professionals up-to-date by delivering news from within the industry and on peripheral developments that influence the industry, as well as by providing analysis of long-term trends. In addition to news and analysis, IT reviews products, books, and software that are directly relevant to professionals in the field.
The information will feed into the latest census of Britain and Ireland's breeding seabirds - a programme that started 45 years ago to identify long-term trends in seabird populations.
Web searches could help track long-term trends in pollen counts in areas without monitoring stations.
HSBC senior agriculture bank manager Bryn Edmunds gave a bank's perspective on the recent and long-term trends in interest rates, exchange rates and loan facilities for on-farm investments.
In Japan, Russia and the US the CLIs point to slowdowns in growth towards long-term trends.
The long-term trends that characterise climate change can be interpreted only by analysing many years of observations.
The bank said that market valuation is only moderately above long-term trends and argued that trends do not indicate that the housing market is set to collapse.
One assessment measures long-term trends in achievement among 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students by using the same basic design each time.
Given the long-term trends of the energy market, it could be set for a period of growth.