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1. downtick

noun. a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction.

Synonyms

  • dealings
  • dealing

Antonyms

  • transaction
  • dealings
  • dealing

Etymology

  • down (English)
  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tick (English)
  • tek (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Sentences with downtick


1. Noun, singular or mass
In 1938, in response to the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression, the SEC passed a restriction on short sales during a downtick in the market value of the stock.

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