Plus Tick


DEFINITION of 'Plus Tick'

A price designation referring to the trading of a security at a price higher than the previous sale price for the same security.

Also known as an "uptick".


There are several rules regarding the tick status of a security which affect the type of trade orders that are permissible for that security at a specific moment in time. For example, short sale orders can only be executed on a plus tick or a zero plus tick (a transaction at the same price as the preceding trade, but at a higher price than the last different trade).

  1. Uptick

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  2. Tick Size

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  3. Tick Test Rules

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  4. Zero Plus Tick

    A security trade that is executed at the same price as the preceding ...
  5. Tick Index

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  6. Downtick

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