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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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The types of indicator species identified for each site group reinforces the apparent differences in compositional drivers between management practices.
Conifer habitats had no significant indicator species associated only with this habitat, but they shared four significant indicator species typical of coniferous forest (Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis, Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina, Gray Jay Perisoreous canadensis, and Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus) with wetland sites.
megalotis is to be used as a reliable indicator species and if we are to learn more about its ecology in Indiana.
The low number of indicator species for the peat block samples could derive from the random propagules content in the field conditions and from the chance for species with different autecological features to germinate due to the favourable conditions in the greenhouse.
Macroinvertebrate community patterns were characterized using a combination of cluster, indicator species, and ordination analyses.
We have always advocated the basking shark as a fantastic indicator species for monitoring global climate and ocean change and this year we have proven it.
It's an indicator species that signals the overall health of the sagebrush ecosystem," says Robertson.
through the use of sentinel or indicator species to detect the pathogen and changes in its prevalence or incidence (1,2).
The insect species, caught by pitfall traps, which were set up in five different biotopes, were tested using the Indicator Species Analysis to find out whether they have indicator values for habitat description.
The densities estimated for each species in each mesohabitat were used to apply an Indicator Species Analysis.