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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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Leaderless management philosophies are embraced by an array of companies and organizations.
The Israeli oppressive attempts against the city and its people succeeded in cutting Palestinians off from their natural Palestinian and Arab leadership, but as a result, these new leaderless orphans have creatively found their own means of survival and resistance.
"Leaderless" might be a bit harsh, but new EDL leader Tim Ablitt may find Robinson's shoes too large to fill: he is said to be a charisma-free zone and his murky past is already threatening to overshadow his promotion.
The leaderless revolution that many considered a blessing could easily become the leaderless chaos that no one can afford.
In the first two chapters he provides a survey of modern forms of combat and their evolution, as well as Far Right theorizing on leaderless resistance, both for and against.
While a story on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was that he meant business and gave a message of prosperity, security, infrastructure development and progress for the country, specially for people of Gujarat, the other Indian who has been featured is giving a message of despair, disillusionment, corruption, leaderless economy and downslide of Indian rupee," he said.
Now comes the "revolution" of the book's title, including the "leaderless" bit.
As for Cameron being an unelected PM, what should we have done in May 2010, allowed the country to be left leaderless, we tried that with Gordon Brown and look at the shambles he left us in.
Social media is a tool used by a group of individuals to create a leaderless movement in a way that would not have been possible without the tool.
The symbol of the masked face captures the initial quirk of the revolutions that washed over the Arab world, being leaderless movements.
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