Momentum

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Momentum

The amount of acceleration of an economic, price, or volume movement. A trader that follows a movement strategy will purchase stocks that have recently risen in price.

Momentum

The likelihood of a price movement to sustain itself. For example, if a price for a security begins to increase, momentum is its likelihood to continue to increase. There are various ways to measure momentum, but most involve volume in some way. Generally speaking, a gain or loss on high trading volume tends to indicate that the movement has momentum and is likely to continue.

momentum

The tendency of a security to continue movement in a single direction. Momentum is the underlying factor in trend analysis of stock prices.
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BEIRUT: Despite hopes for regained market momentum before the end of the year, Beirut Stock Exchange activity proved once again that the rule of financial law is not stronger than the politics ruling Lebanon's market.
Kuwait-based Markaz Research said that positive market momentum in the second quarter allowed assets under management, or AUM, to partially recover its losses from last year.
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This milestone combined with recent improvements in the capital markets and the strengthening of commodity prices has put North Peace in an enviable position to capture market momentum and continue to advance development of the company.'
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THE UK's biggest banks gathered stock market momentum today amid revived hopes of a revamped EUR700bn financial salvage plan.
It works with companies to build increased market momentum.
At this point, market momentum seems to be creating self-sustaining energy.
"We continue to have very positive market momentum in both our segments," chairman and chief executive officer John Hammergren said in a statement.
As the market momentum continues to build, Genesys has developed a migration model and an "ugly IVR" trade-in program to simplify the path for the next wave of companies that want to transition away from legacy IVR.
It expects the housing market momentum to continue into the second half of the year.
Thus foreign and individual buying alone is not enough to support sustainable positive market momentum.