relative strength indicator


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Price Momentum

The performance of a stock relative to its industry or the performance of an industry relative to the market as a whole. A stock (or industry) that outperforms its industry (or market) for a given period of time is seen as a bullish sign for that stock (or industry). The concept is also called relative strength.
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relative strength indicator

In technical analysis, an indicator that provides buy and sell signals by indicating whether a stock is oversold or overbought, respectively. Relative strength is calculated using a ratio of positive to negative price changes.
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