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Rally (recovery)

An upward movement of prices. Opposite of reaction.


A rapid increase in stock prices. A rally occurs when investors begin buying one or more stocks in large amounts, which represents an increase in demand and therefore raises the price. A rally may happen following a prolonged decrease in price, indicating that a security has been oversold and the rally is likely to be sustained. Alternately, it may be a bear market rally, which is a brief respite between two downturns.


A fairly sharp, short-term general rise in security prices after a period of little movement or of declining prices.


A rally is a significant short-term recovery in the price of a stock or commodity, or of a market in general, after a period of decline or sluggishness.

Stocks that make a particularly strong recovery in a particular sector or in the market as a whole are often said to be leading the rally, a reference to the term's origins in combat, where an officer would lead his rallying troops back into battle. While a rally may signal the beginning of a bull market, it doesn't necessarily do so.

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Carol Scanlon, who set the school up, said she was deeply grateful to Mr Finn and said the Irish community would rally round.
The heartbreaking diagnosis saw friends and regulars at Coventry Coachmakers Club rally round arranging a host of fundraising events to pay for activities Aprill and her family could do together.
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The residents rally round in an attempt to raise enough money to rebuild the Scully house.
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Residents have been asked to rally round if they want to keep their local and a special meeting will be held in Llan Ffestiniog village hall on Friday January 15 at 7pm.
After it happened, all the regulars came in and said they are not going to let these people win and they will rally round to help.
Urquhart said: "It's a shame for the team and the player herself but I'm confident the other girls will rally round.
Staff at the store were able to rally round in the few days left before Christmas and managed to raise pounds 175 thanks to the generosity of customers.
PETER Thorne says the Bluebirds players will rally round each other as they prepare to meet the first of three huge hurdles against Bristol City tonight.
In any normal family it would be a time to rally round, to bring comfort, love and support.
He had tremendous foresight, but I bet he didn't have the foresight to predict who would listen to him and rally round, and who would not.