Take Profit
The action taken by investors to sell when prices are rising in order to secure gains. Profit-taking often results in a subsequent decrease in price.
Technical Analysis
A form of market analysis that studies demand and supply for securities and commodities based on trading volume and price studies. Using charts and modeling techniques, technicians attempt to identify price trends in a market.
Technical Indicators
Tools used by a technical analyst to determine the likely future price direction.
Thin Market
A market in which trading volume is low and in which consequently bid and asked quotes are wide and the liquidity of the instrument traded is low.
The smallest possible movement (up or down) in the price of a security.