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A stock or group of stocks that is the first to move in a market upsurge or downturn.
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The stocks with the highest trading volume over a given period of time. Leadership may give an indication of future market movements. That is, a large amount of interest in certain stocks may mean that the market will continue to be interested in them. Leadership may be either good or bad for the market. For example, poor leadership may result from too much speculation, while solid leadership comes from sustainable investing practices. It is also called market leadership.
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An active stock that tends to lead the general market in price movements. For example, strength and activity may have made a stock a leader in a recent upward market movement.
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Both TCG and Fairlead are fully engaged with neighborhood associations, Central Atlanta Progress, Invest Atlanta, and the City of Atlanta in an effort to engage with the community to co-invest in areas of growth and improvement.
At that, the piston rotates in fairlead bush with equal to cylinder block frequency.
--configuration of the mooring line winches and hawseholes (fairleads) on the ship;
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After a quick look through the book, I started routing the cable through the ribs and fairleads, answering questions while I worked.
For these and any other through-hull fitting (such as for tiller ropes of a rudder) epoxy in lengths of smooth plastic tubing to serve as thimbles or fairleads to keep rope from chafing.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-2 May 2007-Aker Kvaerner ASA receives NOK90m mooring winches and fairleads order from Statoil ASA(C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com