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A point when the stock's price moves above resistance or below support. When a stock exits the boundaries of an area pattern, or rises above or below support and resistance lines. A technical analysis term, used to indicate a rise in a stock's price above its resistance level (such as its previous high price) or drop below its support level (commonly the last lowest price.) The assumption is that the stock will continue to move in the same direction following the breakout, which generates a buy or sell signal.
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