Investor Glossary-spinning topInvestor Glossary-spinning topInvestor Glossary-spinning topInvestor Glossary-spinning topInsightful 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

Spinning Top

The HTML to link to this page
 

A spinning top is a type of candlestick on a candlestick chart that signals indecision about the direction of a security. A short candle body, either white or black, and upper and lower shadows that are longer than the body characterize a spinning top. The long shadows of a spinning top reveal that the price of a security traded within a wide range, but neither buyers nor sellers were able to sustain a price direction. In general, traders tend to view the spinning top within its relationship to the overall trend. For instance, a white spinning top or black spinning top that appears after a long uptrend suggests buying pressure is weakening and a reversal to the downside may soon occur. Similarly, a white spinning top or black spinning top that appears after a long downtrend suggests selling pressure is weakening and a reversal to the upside may soon occur. However, most traders do not consider the spinning top to be a highly reliable signal.



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


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
©2004-2015 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use