A channel of downward price movement. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
A price trend characterized by a series of lower highs and lower lows. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary

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   Generally used to describe a falling trend in prices. The term is used more exactly in technical analysis where a trendline links four successively lower price points to identify a downtrend.
   ► See also Technical Analysis, Trendline.

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downtrend UK US /ˈdaʊntrend/ noun [C, usually singular]
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a gradual reduction in the price or value of something or in the activity of a financial market: »

The latest figures suggest a downtrend in unemployment.


The newspaper business has been in a long-term downtrend stretching back to the 1940s.

Compare UPTREND(Cf. ↑uptrend)

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