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DEFINITION of 'Pip-Squeak Pop'

A slang term used to describe a moderate price increase in a stock. A pip-squeak pop is generally used to describe a situation where a stock appreciates a sizable amount in a short period of time, but does not double or triple in value.

BREAKING DOWN 'Pip-Squeak Pop'

Traders of penny stocks often use the term when a holding climbs 25-50%, which would in most cases be considered a significant increase, however penny traders generally seek returns far greater when investing in such stocks. Pip-squeak pop has also been known to be used by forex traders, referencing a small move by a currency in a favorable direction by a few "pips".

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