downtick

[doun-tik]
noun
1.
a decline or deterioration in business activity, in mood, etc.
2.
Also called minus tick. Stock Exchange. a slight downward trend in price.
Compare uptick.


Origin:
down1 + tick1

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downtick

noun
a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction [ant: uptick
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Example sentences
There is so much money to be made whether gold is on the uptick or downtick.
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