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Spike

Order ticket that shows the stock, price, number of shares, type, and account of the order. Origin: Practice of placing the ticket on a metal spike upon execution or cancellation. Spike is also a sudden, drastic increase in a company's share price.
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spike

A sudden, short-term change in the price of a security that just as suddenly returns close to its previous level. For example, a stock that has consistently traded in a $10 to $12 per share range may suddenly move to a price of $14 and then return to $12. The sudden rise to the $14 price is a spike.
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However, a major problem with present water pollution warning systems in shellfish programs is that bacterial indicator concentrations are spatio-temporally variable and most sampling is too infrequent to transcend any spikiness. To overcome this constraint, shellfish programs use predictive models to establish management plans based on climatic and biophysical triggers for particular shellfish areas to minimize public health risk.
Another view of diversity comes from Hans-Paul Burkner, president and chief executive officer of The Boston Consulting Group, who stated in a recent Harvard Business Review interview, "When we're faced with what looks at first like an unsolvable problem, a team with what I call 'spikes' of different talents will come up with a better solution than a team whose members have similar strengths." He added, "The process can be slow and uncomfortable; spikiness hurts.
Like the music of Jimi Hendrix, whom she admires, Korakas' creations often convey a discordant spikiness that can contrast and clash creating a visual disharmony that is not always pretty or comfortable.
But the spikiness of Divergence, with its flat lines, works for the tutus.
Amery's legendary spikiness, his 'ressentiments' in the face of well-intentioned attempts at reconciliation, come across vividly in this thoroughly researched, elegantly produced biography.
What I missed rather was something that only Bicks can offer, the results of her own wrestling with such concepts and the writings that gave rise to them; something with a little more presence, attitude, spikiness, voice; some sense of what, say, "discourses" or "rhetoric" means for the argument of this book or how the author came to her sense of the ways that discourses move, trouble, displace, dovetail, develop.
For instance, James Bowman asserts that "Kat's feminist spikiness is simply forgotten when she starts to fall for the charming Patrick [...].
Examples are "pathiness," "ringiness," "loopiness," and "spikiness" shown in Figure 1.
Bell defended the complicated CSF formula, saying: "All factors have to be built in because of the spikiness of the bet, which can produce freak dividends, and we're not protected by the mechanisms of a pool bet."
This suggests that one should be reasonably wary of the spikiness of the EDY metric when reporting on rises and falls (see Figure 3A)(6).
Looking again at Figure 1, the smoothness or, conversely, "spikiness" of the revenue growth series over time is quantified as historical volatility.
Within a multicultural metroplis where the dominant sounds are swing-beat, ragga, or jungle, Britpop is a synthesis of white style, with any black influence bled out: the guitar-centricity of late-`80 indie rock, the social commentary of the Kinks, the laddish dandyism of the Small Faces, the smart-dumb spikiness of Wire, whose presence looms large over Elastica and the latest music-press sensations, Menswear.