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Relative Strength




A ranking of near-term directional price movement.

A technical indicator comparing a security’s price action as

compared to that of an index or another stock.


Additional Comments:

For example, of stock XYZ has a relative strength ranking of 99, its recent upward price movement is stronger than 99 percent of the stocks it is being compared to.

Stocks that have extreme rankings of Relative Strength tend to have momentum--that is, they continue moving in direction they are already trending in.

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