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
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  3. Net Volume

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  4. Downtick

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  5. Uptick Volume

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