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Flag

A pattern reflecting price fluctuations within a narrow range, generating a rectangular area on a graph both prior to and after sharp rises or declines.

Flag

In technical analysis, a situation on a chart in which a security's price undergoes a steep rise or fall, then trades within a narrow price range. When a steep rise proceeds the narrow trading, it looks somewhat like a flag raised on a pole. Many analysts believe that when a flag occurs, the narrow trading is only temporary and will soon be followed by another steep rise or fall. That is, a rise will follow a rise and a fall will follow a fall.

flag

See triangle.
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There's no blue dress, no haggling over what ``is'' is, no Oliver North secretary smuggling shredded documents in her boots, no shady characters named for porno flicks looking suspiciously like Hal Holbrook lurking in dank parking lots, and no flagging down sources with flower pots.
Colley got help by flagging down a passing motorist.
The woman, 27, not yet named, was arrested at a house in Reynolds Close, Stanley, about 40 minutes after flagging down the shocked driver.