Wide-Ranging Days

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DEFINITION of 'Wide-Ranging Days'

A description of the price range of a stock on a particularly volatile day of trading. Wide-ranging days occur when the high and low prices of a stock are much farther apart than they were the day before. Some technical analysts identify these days by using the volatility ratio.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Wide-Ranging Days'

Wide-ranging days mean the most to traders after a strong day of trading. One of these days after a sharp up- or downtrend can indicate that the trend will reverse. Extreme wide-ranging days generally portend a major reversal.

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