Definition of Tick:

  1. A tick is a measure of the minimum upward or downward movement in the price of a security. A tick can also refer to the change in the price of a security from one trade to the next trade. Since 2001 and the advent of decimalization, the minimum tick size for stocks trading above $1 is one cent.

  2. A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch.

  3. A tick represents the standard upon which the price of a security may fluctuate. The tick provides a specific price increment, reflected in the local currency associated with the market in which the security trades, by which the overall price of the security can change.

  4. Securities trading term for the minimum allowable increment of upward or downward price movement. One tick equals 1/32nd of a bonds par value, or 1/8th of a percentage point of a shares par value. A graph showing the successive ticks of a security over a period indicate its market performance trend.

  5. The smallest recognized amount by which a price of a security or future may fluctuate.

  6. Mark (an item) with a tick or select (a box) on a form, questionnaire, etc., to indicate that something has been chosen, checked, approved, or dealt with.

  7. A mark (✓) used to indicate that an item in a list or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with; a check mark.

  8. (of a clock or other mechanical device) make regular short sharp sounds, typically one for every second of time that passes.

Origin of word Tick

Late Middle English probably Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tēke, or Middle Dutch tīke, via West Germanic from Latin theca ‘case’, from Greek thēkē.

Synonyms of Tick

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How to use Tick in a sentence?

  1. I could hear the clock ticking.
  2. Just tick the appropriate box below.
  3. In a sport in which the times are measured in hundredths of a second, she beat Giove, who took second, by 20 ticks of the clock.
  4. If you want to further refine the trailing buy stop technique, you can lower your buy order the next day to the level one tick above the latest price bar.
  5. A map of the Urus-Martan area is black from ticks and marks indicating ordnance.
  6. The SEC's experiment revealed that larger tick sizes decrease trading activity and raise trading costs.
  7. An experiment undertaken at the behest of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2016 increased the tick for 1,200 small-cap stocks from one cent to five cents for two years to test the effect of larger tick sizes on trading.
  8. A tick is the minimum incremental amount at which you can trade a security. Since 2001 and the advent of decimalization, the minimum tick size for stocks trading above $1 is one cent.

Meaning of Tick & Tick Definition