Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A decrease, especially a small or incremental one.
  • n. A transaction in a stock market security below the price of the previous transaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stock market transaction or quote at a price below a preceding one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction

Etymologies

down +‎ tick (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If the DJIA rises by the target amount, the collar is called the downtick rule.

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  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the speculative prevention rule called the downtick-uptick rule (which prohibited short-selling when stock prices were falling), in July 2006.

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  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the speculative prevention rule called the downtick-uptick rule (which prohibited short-selling when stock prices were falling), in July

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  • I would have thought that if you're starting to see the impact of capacity digestion, you would have seen metrology kind of downtick a little bit more than any other sector or division for you?

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  • In fact, a look back at Obama's standing on the Gallup question over the past year suggests that the most recent results represent a leveling effect of sorts -- a return to the norm rather than some sort of larger-scale downtick.

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  • What about the downtick in Obama's popularity in the Islamic world, and in places like Jordan.

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  • "Going from running the retail bank to being a partner in their private investment arm, most people would say on the surface it looks like a lateral to a downtick move," said Gerard Cassidy of RBC Capital Markets.

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  • Every time we see a downtick in the popular polls for the administration or Congress, the large stockholders I know secretly cheer.

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  • But I get that David is afraid that should he stick around too much longer, things will start to get stale and then all people will remember is when things took a downtick and not so much all the great episodes like “Blink” and “The Girl in the Fireplace.”

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  • It's comments like these that demonstrate the bankruptcy of a certain american left: that strand of naive conspiratorial anticapitalism, which is always ready to support foreign despots and other caudillos as long as they're anti-US, and see crooked nose 'Rothschild bankers' behind every downtick in their retirement portfolios.

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