noun. a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction.
- down (English)
- doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
- tick (English)
- tek (Middle English (1100-1500))
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.