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Price Rally

A price rally is when the stock’s price appreciates at a rapid pace over a period of time. 

Price rallies can occur during both bull and bear markets. In bull markets, price rallies tend to be more durable and in a sustained fashion while bear market rallies are known to be vicious and short-lived as trapped investors use them to exit positions. 

A price rally is the opposite of a market correction or crash, which is characterized by a sharp drop in the stock price. The duration of a rally can vary as per the time frame that is used for trading. For a day trader, even a 30-minute price surge could be characterized as a rally. On the other hand, long-term traders are likely to base their trades on weekly and monthly charts.

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Author: Mircea Vasiu Updated: July 8, 2022