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Divergence




A term used to describe a difference in the behavior of two instruments, or an instrument and an indicator based on that instrument.


Additional Comments:

Typically, downside divergence exists when a stock or commodity makes a new low, while an indicator based on that stock or commodity does not make a new low.

Upside divergence exists when a stock or commodity makes a new high, while an indicator based on that stock or commodity fails to make a new high.

Related Terms:

Derivatives
Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is based on the market value of an underlying asset ...

Stochastic
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Breakout
A movement by a stock or commodity above an established resistance zone or below an established ...





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