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Definition of Tick indicator

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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.



Related Terms:

Candlestick chart

A financial chart usually used to plot the high, low, open,
and close price of a security over time. The body of the “candle” is the region
between the open and close price of the security. Thin vertical lines extend up
to the high and down to the low, respectively. If the open price is greater than
the close price, the body is empty. If the close price is greater than the open
price, the body is filled. See also High-low-close chart.


Confidence indicator

A measure of investors' faith in the economy and the securities market. A low or
deteriorating level of confidence is considered by many technical analysts as a bearish sign.


Leading economic indicators

Economic series that tend to rise or fall in advance of the rest of the economy.


Leading Indicator

A variable that reaches a turning point (a peak or a trough) before the economy reaches a turning point.


Mix ticket

A list of the ingredients required for a blending operation.



Overbought/oversold indicator

An indicator that attempts to define when prices have moved too far and too
fast in either direction and thus are vulnerable to reaction.


Pallet ticket

A document attached to a pallet, showing the description, part number,
and quantity of the item contained on the pallet.


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Price Stickiness

Resistance of prices to change.


Stickiness

See price stickiness, wage stickiness.


Stock ticker

This is a lettered symbol assigned to securities and mutual funds that trade on U.S.financial exchanges.


Tick

Refers to the minimum change in price a security can have, either up or down. Related: point.


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).


Uptick

A term used to describe a transaction that took place at a higher price than the preceding transaction
involving the same security.


Uptick trade

Related:tick-test rules


Wage Stickiness

Resistance of wages to change.


Zero uptick

Related: tick-test rules.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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