Buck The Trend

When a security or a class of assets sees its market-driven price move in the opposite direction of the broad market or its competition. The move could be in either direction, but generally occurs as a result of good performance in the face of negative broad market performance.

The meaning is often extrapolated out from just asset prices to business and market fluctuations. If a company is recording increased sales while its competitors lose business, that company would be "bucking the trend".

It may be a bullish signal when a stock is able to resist a prevailing downtrend in its own industry or against the broad market. This suggests that investors are attracted to the stock despite negativity surrounding its competitors and peers.


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  • buck the trend — Ⅰ. buck the trend ► to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing: » After 25 years as a corporate lawyer, he bucked the trend and went non profit. ► FINANCE, ECONOMICS to have good financial results when other companies, organizations, etc.… …   Financial and business terms

  • buck the trend — buck the trend/system/ phrase to succeed in doing something, even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen Scottish industry bucked the UK trend with a 5% rise in exports. Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • buck the trend —  Act contrary to what others are doing.  ► “The performance of consumer public relations overall proved to be rather indifferent in 1994 compared with 1993, although some consultantcies managed to buck the trend.” (Marketing, May 25, 1995, p.… …   American business jargon

  • buck the trend — verb To go against the norm or the current stand of the main population; have a differing opinion from the majority …   Wiktionary

  • buck a trend — buck the/a trend ► to be different from or not be affected by the way that other people or things are behaving: »Although industry profits were down, MFG is expected to buck the trend and increase profits. Main Entry: ↑trend …   Financial and business terms

  • buck the/a trend — ► to be different from or not be affected by the way that other people or things are behaving: »Although industry profits were down, MFG is expected to buck the trend and increase profits. Main Entry: ↑trend …   Financial and business terms

  • buck the system — buck the trend/system/ phrase to succeed in doing something, even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen Scottish industry bucked the UK trend with a 5% rise in exports. Thesaurus: to succeed in doing somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trend — The general direction of the market. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * trend trend [trend] noun [countable] 1. the general way in which a particular situation is changing or developing: • a New Jersey firm that tracks financial market… …   Financial and business terms

  • Buck — may refer to any of the following: *Bucking by a horse, when the animal raises his hind end and kicks out with both hind legs. *The male of various species of animal, including: **some species of deer mdash; see also blackbuck, Buckskin (leather) …   Wikipedia

  • trend — W2S2 [trend] n [: Old English; Origin: trendan to turn, go around ] 1.) a general tendency in the way a situation is changing or developing trend towards ▪ Lately there has been a trend towards hiring younger, cheaper employees. trend in ▪ recent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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