Define: Blow-off Top

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Definition: Blow-off Top



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Full Definition of Blow-off Top


A blow-off top refers to an extremely fast spike up in a stock’s price, followed by an extremely fast and severe drop in price. A blow-off top may be found on an intra-day chart, a daily chart, or even a weekly or monthly chart in some cases. A blow-off top may be found on individual stock charts or on the charts of indices. A blow-off top is generally seen by chartists and technical analysts as an indicator of future market actions, although different technical analysts may view the significance of a blow-off top differently. For many technical analysts, a blow-off top indicates a major resistance level; and while many technical analysts may consider a down-trend likely following a blow-off top, a subsequent penetration above the level of the blow-off top would be considered extremely bullish.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Blow-off Top are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th February 2020.