Investor Glossary-advance/decline lineInvestor Glossary-advance/decline lineInvestor Glossary-advance/decline lineInvestor Glossary-advance/decline lineInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Advance/decline Line

The HTML to link to this page
 

The advance/decline line is a technical indicator used to graph the difference between the number of advancing stocks and the number of declining stocks for a given day. The advance/decline line goes up if this difference is positive. The advance/decline line goes down if the difference is negative. Therefore, a rising advance/decline line indicates a bullish market, while a declining advance/decline line indicates a bearish market. Typically, the advance/decline line is used to evaluate short-term trends as opposed to trends over several years. Many traders use the advance/decline line to validate trends in the market and their likelihood of continuing. If markets are up but the advance/decline line is falling, traders view this as a signal that the market may soon reverse direction. Also, if markets are up and the advance/decline line is rising, this is an indication of a continuing robust market.



Rate this advance/decline line definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: reverse mortgage, deferred revenue, 144a, current ratio, required rate of return, option premium, implied volatility, class C shares, ex-dividend, inflation, per diem, balance sheet, in escrow, cancelled check, margin rate, FICO score, stock split, 1035 exchange, average price per share, retained earnings, real GDP, 1031 exchange, Zero Cost Collar, ex-dividend date, 401a, LIBOR, open position, annual return, stock market close, deferred tax, minority interest, covered put, irrevocable trust, VIX, FTSE, liquidity ratio, wholly-owned subsidiary, APR, diluted share, limit order, command economy, debt service coverage, quality assurance, EBITDA, Key Rate Duration, phantom income, risk management, labor relations, dividends payable


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use