Business / Taxes / Uptick: An uptick is the smallest possible incremental increase in a security's price, which, for stocks, is one cent. So when there's an uptick in a stock selling at $20.25 cents, the new price is $20.26 cents.

Uptick Rule

Business / Finance / Uptick Rule: An upward turn in a security's price after a period of falling prices. MORE

Uptick Trade

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

Zero Uptick

Business / Finance / Zero Uptick: The assumption of payment of scheduled principal and interest with no payments. MORE


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 MORE


Business / Finance / Real: Used in the context of general equities. (1) natural, (2) not dividend roll-or program trading-related; (3) not tax-related. 'Real' indications have three major repercussions: a) pricing will be more MORE

Short-Short Test

Business / Finance / Short-Short Test: An SEC rule requiring that short sales be made only in a market that is moving upward; this means either on an uptick from the last sale, or showing no downward movement. MORE