- a stock transaction at a price lower than that of the preceding transaction
- a decrease or downturn; decline
Origin of downticksee down- and uptick
- A decrease, especially a small or incremental one.
- A transaction in a stock market security below the price of the previous transaction.
downtick - Investment & Finance Definition
A trade that occurs at a lower price than the previous trade. To indicate that it is a downtick trade, a minus sign is displayed next to the last price where the stock traded. Short sales can’t be executed on downticks.