from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of overbuy.
  • adj. Characterized by excessively high prices owing to prior heavy buying and a concomitant rise in prices: an overbought stock market.

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  • adj. A stock or commodity market condition where there has been significant trading bidding up prices to higher levels, levels which seem overextended or excessive on a short-term basis.


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  • My inbox is filled with folks focusing on the short term overbought reading rather than the head and shoulders bottom or the Russell ...

  • " The recent pullback was constructive, in our view, because it relieved widespread short-term overbought conditions, " said Katie Stockton , chief market technician at MKM Partners.


  • " We view the pullback as healthy because it relieved widespread short-term overbought conditions without a loss of positive intermediate-term momentum, " said Katie Stockton , chief market technician at MKM Partners.

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  • "We could see a pullback this week as the recent rally did bring short-term overbought conditions, but I don't think a pullback will retrace the entire rebound," Ms. Stockton said.

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  • Wrapping it up, expect the market to move higher, but not without some struggle as short-term overbought conditions will likely add some drag to the day-to-day activity.

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  • Against this backdrop, each benchmark is near-term overbought - the S&P has risen 4.7% across just three weeks - and a consolidation phase is overdue. - Software Industry News

  • "This was a testament to the positive momentum behind the uptrend, which allowed long-term overbought conditions to be sustained for more than three years," Stockton said. -- Top News

  • Several of these miners, as well as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX, which has the above-named companies in its top holdings, may be short-term overbought.

  • Because of the steepness of the rally and the short-term overbought conditions, traders have to be aware of the possibility of a near-term correction especially since Friday's U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report typically triggers a volatile two-sided reaction.

  • A further run-up to short-term overbought levels might invite shorting opportunity on vulnerable producers with ugly charts.


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