Uptick meaning

ŭptĭk
A transaction in a stock market executed at a price above the previous transaction for the same security.
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The definition of an uptick is a small increase or a stock transaction with a higher price than the previous transaction.

An example of an uptick is a twenty five cent increase in the minimum wage.

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An increase, especially a small or incremental one.

Last week's uptick in interest rates.

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A stock transaction at a price higher than that of the preceding transaction.
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An increase or upturn; rise.
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A trade that occurs at a higher price than the previous trade. To indicate that it is an uptick trade, a plus sign is displayed next to the last price where the stock traded. Short sales must be executed on upticks or zero-plus ticks.
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A small change upwards or increase in something that has been steady or declining.
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(finance) A stock market transaction or quote at a price above a preceding one.
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Origin of uptick

  • From the indication of a rise in price of a stock by a plus sign on boards above stock market stations

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • up +"Ž tick

    From Wiktionary