Business / Taxes / Tick: A tick is the minimum movement by which the price of a security, option, or index changes. With stocks, a tick may be little as one cent. With US Treasury securities, the smallest increment is 1/32 of a point, or 31.25 cents. An uptick represents an increase over the last different price, and a downtick a drop from the last different price.


Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Stickhandling: The act of controlling the puck with one's stick, especially while manoeuvering through opponents. MORE

Uptick Trade

Business / Finance / Uptick Trade: SEC rule that selling short is allowed only on an up tick. MORE


Life Style / Painting / Mahlstick: A long wooden rod with a pad at one end that is used by the painter to steady his hand when working on fine details. He holds the mahlstick in his left hand and lays the pad on the canvas and then res MORE