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Rally (recovery)

An upward movement of prices. Opposite of reaction.


A rapid increase in stock prices. A rally occurs when investors begin buying one or more stocks in large amounts, which represents an increase in demand and therefore raises the price. A rally may happen following a prolonged decrease in price, indicating that a security has been oversold and the rally is likely to be sustained. Alternately, it may be a bear market rally, which is a brief respite between two downturns.


A fairly sharp, short-term general rise in security prices after a period of little movement or of declining prices.


A rally is a significant short-term recovery in the price of a stock or commodity, or of a market in general, after a period of decline or sluggishness.

Stocks that make a particularly strong recovery in a particular sector or in the market as a whole are often said to be leading the rally, a reference to the term's origins in combat, where an officer would lead his rallying troops back into battle. While a rally may signal the beginning of a bull market, it doesn't necessarily do so.

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Rallies were also taken out in different districts of Punjab including Sargodha, Rawalpindi and Jhelum to support the military.
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Driver Spencer Wilkinson, of Stockton Heath and co-driver Jamie Edwards (pictured) of Wrexham will clock up yet more miles during the 2014 season as they head to some of Europe's most famous rallies in their ex-Prodrive Subaru Impreza N15.
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There will also be lectures on safe driving and general information about rallies.