up·​trend | \ ˈəp-ˌtrend How to pronounce uptrend (audio) \

Definition of uptrend

: an upturn especially in business or economic activity

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Recent Examples on the Web Ironically, though, investors could wind up paying increasingly higher prices if stocks embark on a sustained uptrend, as Kowara and Kaplan noted in their study. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Some risk-adverse people use this investing technique, but here's why it could cost them," 1 Mar. 2020 All told, labor-intensive light industry is clearly on an uptrend after a tough 2019, which is helping the job market heal. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "China Survived the Trade War in Good Shape," 17 Jan. 2020 In fact, the S&P 500 started the month of September above its 200-day moving average—which, LPL Financial's senior market strategist Ryan Detrick suggests, is a good sign of an uptrend. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "September Is Historically the Worst Month of the Year for Stocks. Will 2019 Be Any Different?," 4 Sep. 2019 Photo: daniel mihailescu/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Oil prices notably resumed their uptrend Thursday even as the dollar strengthened following a decision by the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates for a third time this year. Christopher Alessi, WSJ, "Oil Gains on Tight Supply Concerns," 27 Sep. 2018 Since 2009, there have been ups and downs in consumer confidence lasting months, but those downward swings have not interrupted the long uptrend in the United States. Robert J. Shiller, New York Times, "Consumer Confidence Is Lifting the Economy. But for How Much Longer?," 26 Jan. 2018 That is because, during multiyear uptrends, buying and holding will inevitably beat almost all attempts to time the market. Mark Hulbert, WSJ, "Everyone’s a ‘Buy and Hold’ Investor Now. But Can You Stay That Way?," 6 Aug. 2017 Shipments and orders of nondefense capital goods had been on a steady uptrend over the first eight months of 2017. Luke Kawa, Bloomberg.com, "Inside the Fed’s September Meeting: The Annotated Minutes," 11 Oct. 2017 At the same time, the cooling is unlikely to derail what’s been a gradual uptrend in sales that’s helping the housing market make progress. Fortune, "New Home Sales Fell Nearly 10% in July," 23 Aug. 2017

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Uptrend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uptrend. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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