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Cycle

As you probably know, the basic definition of a cycle is a regularly occurring sequence of events, such as the sun rising and setting every day. In regards to technical analysis, a cycle is loosely defined as the price movement of a market or a stock's movement from local top to local bottom and back again. This encompasses one complete up and down movement in economic or market conditions. This information can prove to be very valuable when trying to time an entry into a cyclical position.