posted on 06-06-2019

Back Up the Truck

Updated October 1, 2019

What is Back Up the Truck?

Back up the truck is slang for bullish sentiment about a market or security.

How Does Back Up the Truck Work?

In the transportation world, drivers often back up the truck when they’re getting ready to get a load from a warehouse. Similarly, in the finance world, the term back up the truck refers to a positive outlook on or even the purchase a large quantity of a particular security. Thus, for example, if John Doe is feeling very good about Company XYZ’s prospects and is going to purchase a large position in the company, we would say he’s going to back up the truck on Company XYZ.

Why Does Back Up the Truck Matter?

Knowing the meaning of this term will help you understand when someone is indicating that he or she has a positive outlook for a particular security.