Downtick Volume

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DEFINITION of 'Downtick Volume'

The share volume of a security that trades at a price lower than its previous price.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Downtick Volume'

Technical analysts use downtick volume to calculate a security's net volume, which may provide a buy or sell signal.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Uptick

    A transaction for a financial instrument that occurs at a higher ...
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    The number of shares or contracts traded in a security or an ...
  3. Net Volume

    A term in technical analysis that represents a security's uptick ...
  4. Uptick Volume

    The volume of shares of a security that are traded when the price ...
  5. Downtick

    A transaction on an exchange that occurs at a price below the ...
  6. Up Volume

    A stock volume that closes at a price higher than the previous ...
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