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  • Wedge chart pattern
    Chart formation that shows a narrowing price range over time, where price highs in an ascending wedge decrease incrementally, or in a descending wedge, price declines are incrementally smaller. Ascending wedges typically conclude with a downside breakout and descending wedges typically terminate with upside breakouts.
  • Whipsaw
    Slang for a highly volatile market where a sharp price movement is quickly followed by a sharp reversal.
  • Wholesale prices
    Measures the changes in prices paid by retailers for finished goods. Inflationary pressures typically show earlier than the headline retail.
  • Working order
    Where a limit order has been requested but not yet filled.
  • WSJ
    Acronym for The Wall Street Journal.