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profit taking

noun, Stock Exchange.
1.
the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • Most of the crowd was enamoured with capital gains, believing in a constant churn of stocks and profit taking.
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  • Investors turned to profit taking yesterday, leaving stocks mixed after nearly two weeks of solid gains.
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  • It was not clear how profit taking would impact the overall cost effective calculations of the eight scenarios.
  • There was discussion about the inflated cost of purchasing environmental lands and the opportunity for profit taking.
British Dictionary definitions for profit taking

profit taking

noun
1.
selling commodities, securities, etc, at a profit after a rise in market values or before an expected fall in values
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