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

Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | 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