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Short-term momentum continues to lag long-term momentum among stocks while most other asset classes show very little momentum in any direction. However, in recent weeks, metals have been rising and do appear to be moving into a strong bull market.
Momentum measures the rate of acceleration, either positive or negative, in a security’s price and may indicate which markets are positioned for gains or losses. Investing based on momentum entails establishing long positions in securities with positive recent returns and short positions in those with negative recent returns. Momentum in asset classes may illustrate the development of trends in the market.