• A term used to describe a transaction that took place at a higher price than the preceding transaction involving the same security.
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| ||Tick indicator: A market indicator based on the number of stocks whose last trade was an Uptick or a downtick. Used as an indicator of market sentiment or psychology to try to predict the market's trend.|
| ||Tick test rules: SEC-imposed restrictions on when a short sale may be executed, intended to prevent investors from destabilizing the price of a stock when the market price is falling. A short sale can be made only when either (1) the sale price of the particular stock is higher than the last trade price (referred to as an Uptick trade) or (2) if there is no change in the last trade price of the particular stock, the previous trade price must be higher than the trade price that preceded it (referred to as a zero uptick).|
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