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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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"They didn't and I was pleased with the performance, especially with Regi Blinker, who was the man of the match."
Ask Blinker if it is soul-destroying to train hard every week and still be out in the cold on match day and he says: "It depends on who you are.
That's certainly the case now but it wasn't always that way as Blinker struggled to find his fitness and form last season and also in the first half of the current campaign.
And Macca certainly made a better job of it than Blinker, who seemed to irritate the home crowd by dithering too long.
That is an achievement in itself as Blinker would have had reason to feel tongue-tied in the presence of the former England and Liverpool player whom he admired so much as a boy.
CELTIC.- Gould 7; Boyd 7, Hannah 6 (Wieghorst 6), McNamara 6, Rieper 6, Stubbs 7, Larsson 8, Burley 5, Donnelly 4, (Thom 4), Lambert 5, Blinker 4.
Larsson was heavily involved again, selflessly turning a Tosh McKinlay cross back for the in-rushing Blinker to fire a 15-yard shot past Rousset into the back of the net.
"I think the way the players have been shuffled around shows how good the spirit and confidence of the team is," says Blinker, who was used in midfield in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock in midweek.
Fortunately for him the inrushing striker Blinker made the same mistake.
Blinker was arrested for urinating in public after partying with friends at the Archaos nightclub in Glasgow to celebrate the win.
Six minutes later Blinker raced clear on the left and swept the ball across the box to Henrik Larssen and his right-foot shot flew low past Gilles Rousset.
Then after superb run by Burley, Blinker again was given an opening - only to shoot straight at the Hearts keeper.