Frit Stocks List
|SQM||C||Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.||0.78|
|DWSH||F||AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Short ETF||37.4|
|IECS||A||iShares Evolved U.S. Consumer Staples ETF||9.88|
|XLP||A||SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples||9.23|
|VDC||A||Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF - DNQ||8.65|
|IYK||A||iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF||6.07|
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|2021-04-15||FOE||Crossed Above 20 DMA||Bullish|
|2021-04-15||FOE||Bollinger Band Squeeze||Range Contraction|
|2021-04-15||SQM||Crossed Above 50 DMA||Bullish|
|2021-04-15||SQM||Narrow Range Bar||Range Contraction|
|2021-04-15||SQM||Bollinger Band Squeeze||Range Contraction|
|2021-04-15||SQM||Cup with Handle||Other|
A frit is a ceramic composition that has been fused, quenched, and granulated. Frits form an important part of the batches used in compounding enamels and ceramic glazes; the purpose of this pre-fusion is to render any soluble and/or toxic components insoluble by causing them to combine with silica and other added oxides.
However, not all glass that is fused and quenched in water is frit, as this method of cooling down very hot glass is also widely used in glass manufacture.
According to the OED, the origin of the word "frit" dates back to 1662 and is "a calcinated mixture of sand and fluxes ready to be melted in a crucible to make glass". Nowadays, the unheated raw materials of glass making are more commonly called "glass batch".
In antiquity, frit could be crushed to make pigments or shaped to create objects. It may also have served as an intermediate material in the manufacture of raw glass. The definition of frit tends to be variable and has proved a thorny issue for scholars. In recent centuries, frits have taken on a number of roles, such as biomaterials and additives to microwave dielectric ceramics. Frit in the form of alumino-silicate can be used in glaze-free continuous casting refractories.