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CNBC Quizzes

Quiz: CNBC QUIZ: Stock Market Jargon

Question 1 of 10

What term refers to the point on a chart where a security's long-term moving average drops below its short-term average?

  1. Crooked Cross
  2. Death Cross
  3. Iron Cross
  4. Southern Cross
Correct!

There is a point on a chart where the long-term moving average of a security falls below its short-term average. It goes by the chilling name of the death cross, and in the view of some analysts, it indicates that the security is in terminal decline and it’s time to sell it off.