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Rally (recovery)

An upward movement of prices. Opposite of reaction.
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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.
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A fairly sharp, short-term general rise in security prices after a period of little movement or of declining prices.
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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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'We do not consider the anti-government rallyists as our foes, we are just performing our job.
Bayan estimated around 25,000 protesters gathered along Commonwealth Avenue at around 3 p.m., but the NCRPO only projects around 5,600 anti-government rallyists during this time.
The PNP urged the rallyists to guard their ranks against saboteurs who might want to take advantage of the situation and create trouble, and for the public also to be wary of criminals.
One of the most professionally organized rallies today, the SJOBA-Thunderbolt Sub-Himalayan Rally attracts professionals and budding rallyists from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan who want to take up the professional circuit.
THE CAPITAL's red- light areas should thank some of the rallyists for most of Wednesday's earnings.
Some of the rallyists' props also mimicked Gem-Ver 1, the local fishing boat which was sunk in a collision with a Chinese vessel last June 9 at Recto Bank - well within the country's exclusive economic zone.
As of 4 p.m., authorities said that there were 5,350 anti-Duterte rallyists and 3,430 pro-Duterte supporters that converged along Commonwealth Avenue.
Tensions flared during the protest after police arrested some of the rallyists who lobbed paint at the gates of the agency.
Bringing various protest placards, rallyists scored President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly bringing back the injustices to the country, especially with the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao more than a year ago.
The PNP chief has given orders to policemen for them to exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with the rallyists, adding that, as President Duterte ordered, laborers will be allowed to stage rallies even without permits.
However, none of the rallyists were detained or arrested so far in the city.