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Indicator

Used in the context of general equities. Technical or fundamental measurement that securities analysts use to forecast the market's direction, such as investment advisory sentiment, volume of stock trading, direction of interest rates, and buying or selling by corporate insiders.

Indicator

A signal of a security's or the broader economy's health. An indicator may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Indicators can be technical or fundamental in nature. There are three basic types of indicator. A leading indicator occurs before an event or trend takes place, and is thought to be predictive. A coincident indicator happens at the same time as the general trend. Finally, a lagging indicator occurs after the trend is well established, and is thought to confirm it. See also: Signal.

indicator

A variable used to forecast the value or change in the value of another variable. For example, changes in the producer price index are used to forecast subsequent changes in the consumer price index. Likewise, some financial analysts believe a change in the money supply is an indicator of the direction of the stock market. See also technical indicator.
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If Blinker can't get a game for Celtic, he will surely opt to take his talents elsewhere.
However, it is hard to see where exactly Blinker will fit into the coach's new system unless he is used as cover for Berkovic and Lubomir Moravcik.
The impressive Blinker set the Australian running into the area and although Hearts claimed offside, Rab McKinnon had played the striker on.
Blinker joined Celtic last August as part of the deal which took fans' favourite Paulo Di Canio to Sheffield Wednesday.
In the fourth minute Blinker put Pembridge through to get in a cross only for Booth to miss an opportunity from two yards.
Blinker was available for nothing under the Bosman ruling and the Italians, who weren't keen to pay a fee, wanted him on that basis.
Henriette and 26-year-old Blinker had lived together for ten years.
The Celtic midfielder was accused by new Don Pepper of getting him sent off but Blinker hit back yesterday by claiming that he might miss this Sunday's game against Kilmarnock.
Blinker, born of Surinam parents and raised in Holland just like Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit, is a major architect of Sheffield Wednesday's early table-topping success.
Blinker is back in his homeland with his Celtic team-mates plotting the new season and he looks more comfortable in these surroundings than he did most of the time last term.
Celtic star Regi Blinker was facing a string of driving charges last night on the eve of the Old Firm game.
Regi Blinker is off form at the moment and the supporters are beginning to give him stick.