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A downward tendency, especially in economic matters.
- ‘They rise less on the uptrends, and fall less on the downtrends.’
- ‘‘We've been on an economic downtrend for the past three years that needs to be stopped,’ said the head of the BDA employers association.’
- ‘Analysts said the downtrend in negative equity is part of an overall improvement in the asset quality of banks and a restructuring of loans.’
- ‘In downtrends, trend-following indicators suggest selling short, but oscillators become oversold and issue signals to buy.’
- ‘The downtrend in the annual rate of inflation, which began in the middle of 1998-99 continued in 1999-2000.’
- ‘It makes you wonder, sometimes, who is buying an issue today or over the last several weeks when this chart clearly shows a confirmed downtrend and no real turnaround in sight.’
- ‘Corporates can use the volatility in the markets to their advantage by buying additional units during a downtrend.’
- ‘The US economy is still on a strong downtrend with no signs of stabilisation yet on the horizon.’
- ‘This downtrend in self-reported health as people get older is also true of people born in earlier decades as far back as reliable data go.’
- ‘The fortunes of the traditional coir yarn spinners, mat weavers and carpet-makers have been on the downtrend.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the bank cannot ignore the difficulties that manufacturing faces for too long and, given the sustained downtrend in inflation, it should reconsider cutting rates in June.’
- ‘Considering the downtrend in the IT industry, they chose to work for themselves, instead of working for others.’
- ‘Bears that exit with a profit cause a flat open interest in a downtrend, meaning that the best gains from the downtrend have probably already been had.’
- ‘At least part of it should be used to repay borrowings, as I think the long-term downtrend in interest rates is over.’
- ‘If signals from both the EMA and the MACD histogram point in the same direction, both inertia and momentum are working together toward clear uptrends or downtrends.’
- ‘The NSI business surveys show a downtrend in retail traders' expectations regarding sales.’
- ‘In a weekly uptrend, continue adding to longs whenever the force index turns negative; continually add to shorts in downtrends whenever the force index turns positive.’
- ‘If prices are in a downtrend and open interest is on the rise, chartists know that new money is coming into the market, showing aggressive new short selling.’
- ‘The downtrend has been felt most by small-scale farmers, some of whom have come together to form cooperatives and joined organizations around the world who promote Fair Trade practices.’
- ‘This massive monetary expansion has been accompanied by a steep downtrend in the federal funds rate.’
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