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

    A transaction for a financial instrument that occurs at a higher ...
  2. Tick Size

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  3. Tick Test Rules

    A now defunct rule that placed restrictions on when a short sale ...
  4. Zero Plus Tick

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

    A transaction on an exchange that occurs at a price below the ...
  6. Tick Index

    The number of stocks trading on an uptick minus the number of ...
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