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uptick  

Definition 1.

A stock market transaction (or sometimes, a quote) at a price higher than the preceding one for the same security. also called plus tick. opposite of downtick.
 

Definition 2.

A transaction executed at a price higher than the preceding transaction in that security. (See downtick)
 

Definition 3.

A transaction occurring at price above its previous transaction. In order for an uptick to occur, a transaction price must be followed by an increased transaction price. This is commonly used in reference to stocks, but it can also be extended to commodities and other forms of securities.
 
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