uptick rule


Former trading regulation imposed on stock exchanges to prevent traders from participating in short-selling during a declining market. Under this rule, traders are only allowed to sell a security if the price has maintained its current price or if the price has increased. The uptick rule was put into place in 1938 and later replaced by the Rule 201 Regulation SHO, which became effective in 2007.
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