Investor Glossary-blow-off topInvestor Glossary-blow-off topInvestor Glossary-blow-off topInvestor Glossary-blow-off topInsightful 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

Blow-off Top

The HTML to link to this page

A blow-off top refers to an extremely fast spike up in a stock's price, followed by an extremely fast and severe drop in price. A blow-off top may be found on an intra-day chart, a daily chart, or even a weekly or monthly chart in some cases. A blow-off top may be found on individual stock charts or on the charts of indices. A blow-off top is generally seen by chartists and technical analysts as an indicator of future market actions, although different technical analysts may view the significance of a blow-off top differently. For many technical analysts a blow-off top indicates a major resistance level; and while many technical analysts may consider a down-trend likely following a blow-off top, a subsequent penetration above the level of the blow-off top would be considered extremely bullish.

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

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