Bid Tick

An indication of whether the latest bid price is higher, lower or the same as the previous bid. Bid ticks track movements of bid prices in an open market for all placed bid offers, giving real-time information to traders and market participants as to the direction of bid prices over any given time period. In contrast, the ask tick would track ask requests over the same time period.

The direction of the bid tick is important to institutional traders, who move large amounts of stock within a small period of time. Day traders also rely heavily on the direction of the bid tick when making their trade decisions. By monitoring bid ticks, traders can look for indications of how the market is expecting prices to move and the general spread between bid and ask quotes.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tick — The minimum upward or downward movement in the price of a security. The term tick also refers to the change in the price of a security from trade to trade. Since 2001, with the advent of decimalization, the minimum tick size for stocks trading… …   Investment dictionary

  • Buck-Tick — Infobox musical artist Name = BUCK TICK Img capt = deletable image caption Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Japan Instrument = Genre = Years active = 1984 Present Label = BMG Japan Associated acts = URL =… …   Wikipedia

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka — 松坂 大輔 Matsuzaka pitching for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic …   Wikipedia

  • Order (exchange) — An order in a market such as a stock market, bond market, commodity market or financial derivative market is an instruction from customers to brokers to buy or sell on the exchange. These instructions can be simple or complicated. There are some… …   Wikipedia

  • The Underland Chronicles — Merge|Gregor and the Code of Claw|Talk:The Underland Chronicles#Proposed merge|date=January 2008 The Underland Chronicles is a five part series of children’s books written by Suzanne Collins between 2003 and 2007. It tells the story of an eleven… …   Wikipedia

  • Digital currency exchanger — Digital currency exchangers (DCEs, independent exchange providers or e currency exchangers) are market makers which exchange fiat currency for electronic money, such as digital gold currency (DGC), and/or convert one type of digital currency (DC) …   Wikipedia

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • Gregor the Overlander — Infobox Book name = Gregor the Overlander translator = image caption = author = Suzanne Collins illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = The Underland Chronicles genre = Fantasy novel publisher = Scholastic …   Wikipedia

  • Digital gold currency — (or DGC) is a form of electronic money based on ounces of gold. It is a kind of representative money, like a US paper gold certificate at the time (from 1873 to 1933) that these were exchangeable for gold on demand. The typical unit of account… …   Wikipedia

  • Sixty-six (game) — Infobox CardGame title =Sixty six image link = image caption = alt names = type = Trick taking players = 4, in partnerships ages = num cards = 24 deck = play = Clockwise card rank = A 10 K Q J 9 origin = related = Marjapussi, Bezique, Pinochle… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.