Advanced English Dialogue for Business – Closing tick

Listen to a Business English Dialogue about Closing tick

Clarence: Hey Mary, have you ever heard of something called a closing tick in finance?

Mary: No, I haven’t. What is it?

Clarence: A closing tick refers to the difference between the number of stocks that closed higher versus lower at the end of a trading day.

Mary: Oh, I see. So, it’s like a measure of market sentiment at the close of trading?

Clarence: Exactly! A positive closing tick indicates more stocks closed higher, suggesting bullish sentiment, while a negative closing tick suggests the opposite.

Mary: That’s interesting. Are there any implications of the closing tick for investors?

Clarence: Some traders use the closing tick as a gauge of short-term market direction, although it’s important to consider other factors as well.

Mary: Got it. How is the closing tick calculated?

Clarence: It’s calculated by subtracting the number of stocks that closed lower from the number that closed higher at the end of the trading day.

Mary: Thanks for explaining, Clarence. The closing tick seems like a useful tool for understanding market sentiment.

Clarence: No problem, Mary. It’s one of many indicators that traders use to analyze market behavior.