Stock Cycle Definition
Stock Cycle refers to repeating price cycles that represent the evolution of an asset's price from an early uptrend to a price high and to a downtrend. It has expansion and contraction periods that may last for several years.
The four typical phases of price development are accumulation, markup, distribution and markdown stage. Stock traders can have a strategy to take advantage of price changes as they are happening, investing more during the accumulation and markup stages and less during the distribution and markdown stages.