tick test

Tick Test

A temporary suspension on trading on a security in which trading is allowed to continue but only in certain directions. For example, if the security is falling dramatically, an exchange may put in place a tick test only allowing trades for a higher or the same price. Likewise, if the security is rising unsustainably, the tick test may only allow lower or the same prices on trades. Tick tests are designed to reduce volatility in the market. See also: Trading curb.

tick test

A test to measure the extent to which a floor trader has stabilized security prices by trading against market trends, such as the extent to which transactions have been made against the trend as measured by purchases on downticks and sales on upticks.
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Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test, manufactured and distributed by EPA Enterprises, Inc.
Ticks removed from people can be sent to the USAPHC Army Institute of Public Health Entomological Sciences Program through the DoD Human Tick Test Kit Program, which is a free tick identification and testing service for DoD healthcare facilities.
A fit and healthy dog has a stronger immune system and will fight off a tick-borne disease easier than an unhealthy dog so keep your pet's vaccinations and worming up to date and during your annual vet check and vaccination visit, ask your vet to carry out a tick test.
Regulation SHO also established a one year pilot that suspended the tick test under Rule 10a-1 for about one third of the stocks in the Russell 3000, for sales in securities in the Russell 1000 index executed after 4:15 P.
35) The SEC then did remove the tick test, with compliance due on July 6, 2007.
The SEC, on the same day that it voted unanimously to repeal the tick test (August 14, 2007), also tightened Regulation SHO in one key respect.
after studying the effects of repealing the tick test, said that "we do not find any evidence that this more aggressive shorting activity destabilizes stock prices in any way, and in fact short sellers seem to be even more important contributors to efficient share prices after the uptick rule is removed.
Meanwhile if you're not sure which side you're on in the great Guy v Madonna debate, here's a tick test.
Prevalence of infection in ticks submitted to the human tick test kit program of the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.
Ask your veterinarian to conduct a tick test annually when your dog is vaccinated and has a health check-up.
1994) and a 10 per cent ethanolic solution (w/w) was used in the tick tests.
If the tick tests negative, you can quit worrying, at least about this particular tick.