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Market top

(1) The point in time at which a security's price begins to trend downwards after trending upwards. (2) The price level at which a security's price begins to trend downwards after trending upwards.
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Market Top

The highest price for a security or index over a given period of time. For example, if Stock A has been on a bullish trend for a long time and later begins to decline, the market top is the highest price during its bull market. See also: Fulcrum point, Market bottom.
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market top

The high point of stock prices measured by one or more of the stock averages or indexes. Compare market bottom.
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In technical analysis, market tops become more likely when breadth fails to confirm a higher high in price.
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