A series of price movements that occur in the same direction for a particular security, sector or index. A run is a prolonged uptrend or downtrend characterized by daily gains (uptrend) or daily losses (downtrend). For example, if a particular stock's price increased each day for five trading sessions, the stock would be said to be in a run. If the run occurs as a result of rising prices, it can also be called a rally, and in particular, a bull rally. If prices are dropping, the run would be referred to as a bear market rally.


A run to the upside is typically the result of a large amount of money entering the market and bidding up the prices. A run to the downside, on the other hand, may be the result of such factors as investors taking profits. Fundamental factors, technical factors and market sentiment all have an effect on securities' prices and can help push prices in the same direction for a period of time, creating a run. If a stock has been experiencing a period of rising prices, it might be reported that, "Stock XYZ continued its run today with another large gain."

  1. Bear

    An investor who believes that a particular security or market ...
  2. Rally

    A period of sustained increases in the prices of stocks, bonds ...
  3. Bear Market

    A market condition in which the prices of securities are falling, ...
  4. Bull

    An investor who thinks the market, a specific security or an ...
  5. Panic Selling

    Wide-scale selling of an investment, causing a sharp decline ...
  6. Bull Market

    A financial market of a group of securities in which prices are ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    In Search of the Rate-Proof Portfolio

    After October’s better-than-expected employment report, a December Federal Reserve (Fed) liftoff is looking more likely than it was earlier this fall.
  2. Investing

    Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor returns in excess.
  3. Investing

    Where the Price is Right for Dividends

    There are two broad schools of thought for equity income investing: The first pays the highest dividend yields and the second focuses on healthy yields.
  4. Professionals

    Top 3 Misconceptions About Financial Analysts

    Learn misconceptions about financial analysts, such as they exclusively study the stock market, they are the same as financial advisors and they are all rich.
  5. Investing Basics

    What is Equity?

    Think of equity as ownership in any asset after all debts stemming from that asset are paid.
  6. Investing Basics

    The Dangers Of Share Dilution

    Share dilution reduces the value of an individual investment and can drastically impact a portfolio.
  7. Investing Basics

    Valuation Of A Preferred Stock

    To find the value of the preferred stock, each future dividend payment needs to be discounted back to the present, and then added together.
  8. Economics

    5 Ways to Play the Stock Market after an Interest Rate Hike

    When the Fed will raises rates is still the unknown, but if it happens investors can benefit. Financials, consumer and growth stocks should do well.
  9. Investing Basics

    What's a Benchmark?

    A benchmark is a standard investors choose to gauge the performance of their portfolios.
  10. Stock Analysis

    Does Weather Affect the Stock Market?

    Find out if the weather can change the stock market, and why economists and meteorologists will probably always struggle to know the answer.
  1. Where do penny stocks trade?

    Generally, penny stocks are traded through the use of the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and through pink sheets. ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Where can I buy penny stocks?

    Some penny stocks, those using the definition of trading for less than $5 per share, are traded on regular exchanges such ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How does the stock market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

    The stock market reacts to changes in the federal funds rate in various ways depending on where it is in the business cycle. ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How do I place an order to buy or sell shares?

    It is easy to get started buying and selling stocks, especially with the advancements in online trading since the turn of ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage?

    Financial spread betting is a type of speculation that involves a highly leveraged derivative product, whereas arbitrage ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What are the requirements for being a Public Limited Company?

    The requirements for an entity to be considered a public limited company (PLC) include registration requirements, establishing ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Cyber Monday

    An expression used in online retailing to describe the Monday following U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. Cyber Monday is generally ...
  2. Bar Chart

    A style of chart used by some technical analysts, on which, as illustrated below, the top of the vertical line indicates ...
  3. Take A Bath

    A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative ...
  4. Black Friday

    1. A day of stock market catastrophe. Originally, September 24, 1869, was deemed Black Friday. The crash was sparked by gold ...
  5. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  6. Barefoot Pilgrim

    A slang term for an unsophisticated investor who loses all of his or her wealth by trading equities in the stock market. ...
Trading Center