Rate cut

Central banks cut interest rates when the economy slows down in order to spur economic activity and growth.

Rate hike

A hike in interest rates boosts the borrowing costs for the U.S. government, fueling an increase in the national debt.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Relative strength is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. The RSI oscillates between 0 and 100. Traditionally the RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30.


A resistance is a price point on a chart where the probabilities favor a pause or reversal of an uptrend.


A retest refers to prices that reversed direction after a break of a resistance or support area and returned to the previous breakout level.


A reversal is a change in the price direction of a currency or financial instrument. Following an uptrend, a reversal would be to the downside. Following a downtrend, a reversal would be to the upside.