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Peak

The high point at the end of an economic expansion until the start of a contraction.

Peak

1. The point of a security's or market's highest price for a given period of time. The term comes from charting, in which the x-axis represents time and the y-axis represents price. On a chart, the high point of a business cycle looks like the peak of a mountain. See also: Bottom.

2. In a period of economic expansion, the point of the highest GDP growth that immediately precedes the beginning of a contraction. In other words, it is the highest point in a business cycle. The term comes from charting, in which the x-axis represents time and the y-axis represents GDP growth. In this situation, the high point of a business cycle looks like the peak of a mountain. See also: Trough.

peak

see BUSINESS CYCLE.
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Due to the reasons discussed above, the program called Non-parametric Peak Finder (NPFinder) was developed using a numerical, iterative approach to detect statistically significant peaks in event-counting distributions.
Maps had listed the jagged peak in the Cuillins at 3002ft but, after recording hundreds of measurements at the summit, the trio said it fell just short.
states color coded by percent difference in that state's Housing Price Index from its peak. Click on any state for more information:
The Peak Body Transformation difference is the sense of support that every customer gains.
Peak Prices Off-Peak Prices Mid-Columbia $17.58/MWh -34% $9.56/MWh -41% CAISO NP15 $27.08/MWh -24% $19.78/MWh 10% Palo Verde $25.66/MWh -26% $18.75/MWh -3% ERCOT Houston Zone $33.16/MWh -30% $18.56/MWh -4% MISO Illinois Hub $38.17/MWh -25% $21.25/MWh -12% PJM West $36.81/MWh -32% $26.21/MWh -16% Into Southern $27.17/MWh -35% $27.09/MWh -6% Mass Hub $41.77/MWh -39% $25.55/MWh -41% NYISO Zone J $47.77/MWh -39% $26.55/MWh -42% Peak prices (top) dropped significantly in many major wholesale price hubs, due in part to the warmest winter on record and a 10-year low in natural gas prices.
Payment for the acquisition to Zari shareholders is through a combination of cash and shares consisting of US$6 million cash and the issuing of 24.266475 million Peak shares.
"Prime Minister has also extended E visa from one year to five years and there also talks to reduce the price of Visa during the peak season from 25 dollars to ten dollars," Patel added.
Lenin Peak (since 2006 in Tajikistan the peak has been named after Abuali ibn Sino) 7134 m high is located on the border of two countries - Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
As a result of the acquisition, Peak Media Properties becomes a significant publisher in the upscale crafting and fine arts categories, serving the marketplace in print and digital formats.
She has become the youngest person in the world who climbed 7,027-metre-high Spantik peak, known as the Golden Peak.
The 44-year-old Sadpara climbed 8,516m Mount Lhotse last week, which is the fourth highest peak of the world.
He said it was Sadpara's solo summit, however, Nepalese Sherpas helped him fixing the ropes, adding the mountaineer was descending to the base camp from camp 4 of the peak.