fight the tape

Fight the Tape

To buy when most traders are selling and vice versa. Generally speaking, investors are advised not to fight the tape; most analysts consider it irrational behavior.

fight the tape

To trade securities against the trend. A trader fights the tape if he or she continues to buy stock in a declining market or sell stock in a rising market. One of the axioms of stock market trading is to not fight the tape. Of course, the premise is that a trader is actually able to determine what the tape is really saying.
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Also were entering a seasonal period where its difficult to fight the tape.
You can't fight the tape, it's as simple as that," said Justin Haque, a broker at Hobart Capital Markets, referring to the deluge of strong data this week, "It's a very bullish scenario.
Not realising his prison cell had been bugged, drifter Ian Douglas Previte is heard joking with another prisoner as he described how York teenager Caroline put up a fight The tape was played to jurors in the Bundaberg Supreme Court yesterday where Previte (32), denies murder and robbery.