Advancer

Business / Taxes / Advancer: Stocks that have gained, or increased, in value over a particular period are described as advancers. If more stocks advance than decline — or lose value — over the course of a trading day, the financial press reports that advancers led decliners. When that occurs over a period of time, it's considered an indication that the stock market is healthy.

Gainer

Business / Taxes / Gainer: Stocks that increase in value over the course of the trading day are described as gainers or advancers. Those that increase the most in relation to their opening price are called percentage gainers, o MORE

Decliner

Business / Taxes / Decliner: Stocks that have dropped, or fallen, in value over a particular period are described as decliners. If more stocks decline than advance, or go up in value, over the course of a trading day, the financi MORE

Advance-Decline (A-D) Line

Business / Taxes / Advance-Decline (A-D) Line: The advance-decline line graphs the ratio of stocks that have risen in value — the advancers — to stocks that have fallen in value — the decliners — over a particular trading period. The direc MORE

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