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cy·clic

, cyclical (siklik, -li-kăl)
1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a cycle; occurring periodically, denoting the course of the symptoms in certain diseases or disorders.
2. chemistry Pertaining to a molecule containing a ring of atoms; denoting a cyclic compound.

cyclic

, cyclical (sī′klik, sik′lik; sī′kli-kăl, sik′li-kăl) [L. cyclicus fr. Gr. kyklikos, circular]
1. Periodic.
2. Having a ring-shaped structure.
3. Pert. to or affected by menstruation.

cy·clic

, cyclical (siklik, -li-kăl)
Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a cycle; occurring periodically, denoting the course of the symptoms in certain diseases or disorders.

cyclical

occurring in cycles; statistically a periodic movement of a time series, e.g. recurrent epidemics.
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The record surge of cyclicals in the last couple of weeks - the most ferocious two-week move of these stocks in my memory (investing for 30 years) is partly because investors anticipate better times," said Kobrick.
I expect the shift from bigger, high-priced, noncyclical companies into smaller, cheaper, more cyclical or rapid growth companies to persist at least through 1998," he said.
The company will be part of the S&P SmallCap 600 Footwear industry group within the Consumer Cyclicals economic sector.
Headquartered in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the company will be added to the Retail (Specialty) industry group which is part of the Consumer Cyclicals economic sector.
You might call him contrary, but we all know that investment capital is always rotating from overbought sectors to out-of-favor sectors, and Spear anticipates that once the great GDP numbers are priced in, the next rotation will favor the non-cyclical names that have been consolidating while the cyclical jackrabbits (such as semiconductors) were running.
We would avoid companies in highly cyclical industries because they have no sustainability of earnings.