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  • n. Plural form of downtick.


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  • Even though his investments and asset allocation are generally safe enough within the parameters of his method, he can expect a 5\% to 30\% return annually, even at the higher end of the return expectation, the market has a lot of "downticks" that make your heart beat too fast, or fake you out.


  • IBM, which had closed the day before at $398.50, fell from $375 to $365 on four sickening downticks within two minutes, hit $360 six minutes later and bottomed at $355 at 3: 17 p.m.

    Back to the Future: Lessons From the Forgotten 'Flash Crash' of 1962

  • For example, the March 1, 2009, ISM number turned higher for a second month after six months of downticks — and the S & P 500 bottomed the following week before starting a historic rally.

    Three Numbers That Make Sense of a Bipolar Market

  • I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some downticks in Obama's numbers in the coming days.

    Rep. John Lewis Compares McCain To George Wallace

  • You just shouldn't be able to hit consecutive bids on downticks.

    Transcript: Duncan Niederauer

  • I have shorted stocks my whole career, but this selling on downticks is crazy.

    Is Restoring Uptick Rule Good, Bad or Just Irrelevant?

  • As the last hour of the session approached, Mr. Bright noticed that the downticks on the S&P 500 were getting smaller, narrowing to two - or three-point pullbacks each time rather than six or seven points.

    Dow's 936-Point Surge Ends Losing Streak

  • I think, too often, you seize on small upticks or downticks in a particular situation, and try and draw broad conclusions from it.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2007

  • How can some indicator that tabulates how eager people are to unload stocks by measuring how many sales occur on downticks and at distressed levels really help you identify a bottom?

    Jim Cramer's Real Money

  • I subscribe to that conventional wisdom, depending, of course, on any dramatic up- or downticks in the economy.

    The Seattle Times


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