Reflects increasing buyer demand where a security’s price rises rapidly within a given period of time


The difference between the high and low trading price for a financial instrument.

Rate of Return

The gain or loss realized by an investor over a perod of time, expressed as a percentage of the total investment.

Record Date

The company issuing stock defines a specific date when an investor must own shares to be recognized as "Shareholders of Record" and thus eligible to participate in corporate events and dividend distribution.

Red Candlestick

An attribute of Candlestick bar chart where a filled price bar is "painted" red when the closing price of the bar is lower than the day’s opening price.


A predictive mathematical equation that describes correlation between a dependent variable and an independent variable. Regression analysis is employed to forecast change.

Regulation A

A law regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission that provides exemption from securities registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

Regulation T

A regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission that applies to the issuance of new securities.

Relative Strength

A technical analysis calculation that represents a ratio of a stock’s price to that of a market index, such as the S&P 500.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Designed by J. Welles Wilder, Jr., this is a momentum oscillator that compares recent gains to recent losses to help identify the presence of overbought or oversold territory.


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