Breakout

A rise in a security's price above a resistance level (commonly its previous high price) or drop below a level of support (commonly the former lowest price.) A breakout is taken to signify a continuing move in the same direction. Can be used by technical analysts as a buy or sell indicator. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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breakout break‧out [ˈbreɪkaʊt] noun [countable]
1. MARKETING a very successful product, especially one that comes after a company has produced some less successful ones:

• This might be the breakout product we've been looking for.

2. ACCOUNTING more detailed information referring to part of a set of figures:

• The report gives detailed breakouts of wage changes.

3. a sudden increase:

• Oil prices were on the edge of a major breakout, but turned down in late trading.

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   A term used in technical analysis to describe when a price climbs above a resistance level (usually its previous high) or falls below a support level (usually its previous low). Breakouts usually occur when a trend line or formation is broken.
   ► See also Technical Analysis.

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breakout UK US /ˈbreɪkaʊt/ noun [C]
an increase, especially a sudden one: »

With little change in the stock market, the long-hoped-for breakout still appears to be a few weeks away.

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We are hoping for a major breakout in profits later this year.

US BREAKDOWN(Cf. ↑breakdown)
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breakout UK US /ˈbreɪkaʊt/ adjective [before noun]
very successful, especially when compared to something else: »

They described 2008 as a breakout year for European technology firms.

relating to a meeting of one or more small groups that are part of a larger group: »

The CEO gave a speech in the morning, and breakout sessions followed in the afternoon.

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The conference centre has eight break-out rooms.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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