Buck the Trend


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Buck the Trend

To perform well when the market as a whole is doing poorly, or, rarely to perform badly when the market as a whole is doing well. Bucking the trend may apply to individual securities or to whole industries. In technical analysis, bucking the trend is often seen as a bullish signal, as it indicates that investors are still interested in the security or industry involved despite the downtrend in the rest of the market.
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Leicester wanted to buck the trend and won the league.
Stars in the Arab Celebosphere are known for experimenting with new styles and Lebanese lovely, Rola Sd, isn't about to buck the trend.
A LEAN patch for 3D films saw a drop in box office takings at Cineworld over the last three months but the group hopes new releases including the final Harry Potter adventure should help buck the trend.
He lives a life of luxury, but decides to buck the trend by refusing his father's choice of bride.
We are trying to buck the trend here by doing our manufacturing in the UK.
Not only have we managed to buck the trend in what is an increasingly challenging market - but in sticking to our ideals of convenience, value and style, are now driving on to growth and expansion."
Although he was well touted for the Grand National, his age group notoriously struggle at Aintree and he failed to buck the trend, making a bad blunder at the 19th fence and parting company with Graham Lee.
"Being able to attract new members in the current economic climate is very encouraging and by maintaining our high standards and exceptional standards of play, we can continue to buck the trend on a national level."
3 : to go against : oppose <We decided to buck the trend and wear ties.>
It's concurrently a unique study of how cities in general buck the trend to grow under seemingly isolated conditions--and how they evolve their own unique culture and ethnic makeup without such contact.
Sullivan, "At a time when Midtown leasing activity slowed in the third quarter to 4.4 million square feet, down 29.3% from last quarter, these deals buck the trend and indicate that smaller deals are being transacted and closed."
Heirloom plants can also help buck the trend of monoculture, in which one variety is grown in vast fields.