Important terms starting with B that can be useful for making money in stock market, Forex or any financial market it pays to know them.
Back and Fill: Same as Consolidation. See also Stabilization. Trading back and forth in a narrow range.
Bar Chart: Price/time chart that depicts high, low and close data as bars on the vertical axis and time intervals on the horizontal axis. Volume is usually indicated also, as vertical bars on the bottom of the chart under the applicable price data.
Base: Period of accumulation (see above), also called “Bottom.” Can also be described as price level where buyers continue to buy supporting the market.
Bear Market: A long period of time, often a year or more, when the general trend of securities prices is down.
Bear Trap: A false move to the downside that does not initiate a new downtrend, but is actually the final reaction prior to a sustained advance, hence “trapping the bears.”
Block: A single transaction of large number of shares. The NYSE defines transactions of 10,000 shares or more as blocks.
Blow Off: The final phase of an uptrend, ending a mark up phase, when prices rise very rapidly usually on high volume, leading to a sharp reaction. See “Climax.”
Breadth: Net number of stocks advancing versus declining. When advances exceed declines, breadth is positive; when the reverse is true, breadth is negative.
Breakdown: Like “Breakout,” but used to refer to the downside.
Breakout: When stock’s price or volume exceeds previously recorded high or low (or resistance or support level) or some other predetermined criteria. Also called “Penetration.”
Bull Market: A long period of time, usually a year or more, when the general trend of securities prices is up.
Bull Trap: A false move to the upside that does not initiate a new uptrend, but is actually the final rally before a sustained decline, hence “trapping the bulls.” A bull trap can be described as a strong rally in the context of a “Bear Market” which traps buyers into believing that the market is turning to the upside.