Characteristic line

Definition:

The market model applied to a single security; a regression of security returns on the benchmark return. The slope of the regression line is a security's beta.

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Multirule system

A technical trading strategy that combines mechanical rules, such as the CRISMA (cumulative volume, relative strength, moving average) Trading System of Pruitt and White.

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