market tone

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Market tone

The general state of well-being of a securities market, based mostly on trading activity.
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Market Tone

The state of the market. A market tone may be either good or bad. A high trading volume with strong or at least decent prices is seen as a positive market tone, while any sort of instability or downturn is seen as a negative market tone.
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market tone

The condition of a securities market with respect to trading activity and strength of prices. An active market with steady or strong prices has a good tone.
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