Advance Decline Ratio

Definition:

Ratio of the number of stocks that advance in value to the number of stocks that decline in value over a given time period. An increasing advance-decline ratio signals a bullish trend while a decreasing advance-decline ratio signals a bearish trend.

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Minimum maintenance

The lowest required equity level that must be held with a broker in a margin account. See: margin call.

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