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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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Georgia saltmarshes had the lowest number of priority indicator species among the habitats studied (l), but the highest diversity of species unique to the habitat.
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If we found that macroinvertebrate taxonomic composition differed significantly, the taxa responsible for the difference were identified by using Indicator Species Analysis (ISA; Dufrene and Legendre, 1997).
Aquatic wildlife experts, too, have warned about the possible loss of the critical wildlife, notably the Ganges dolphin, an indicator species of the river and country's national aquatic animal that is found in some stretches of the river.
The Engelmann oak is an indicator species, which means that when this beautiful evergreen oak thrives, so too does the surrounding forest ecosystem.
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Indicator species analysis, multiple response permutation procedure, and non-metric multidimensional scaling were used to analyze changes in frequency, cover, and presence / absence.
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Butterflies are introduced as an important indicator species of environmental quality and global change by Settele (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research--UFZ, Germany) and European colleagues.