A trend in which the trading range for the broader market does not move either higher or lower, but instead trades within the boundaries of recent highs and lows. A flat market signals lagging investor interest as market participants await an indication regarding the direction of the next move. See congestion.
Browse by Subjects
See All Related Terms »
purchasing power risk
free market economy
American Psychological Association (APA):
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Modern Language Association (MLA):