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profit taking

noun, Stock Exchange.
the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit.
Origin of profit taking
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most of the crowd was enamoured with capital gains, believing in a constant churn of stocks and profit taking.
  • profit taking by betting on the spread only depreciates the real value of a company and investments.
  • The only way they make a profit taking over a government program is to cut services or increase revenue.
  • Investing is a responsibility, profit taking is a privilege, and kids should be expected to set aside money for charity.
  • Last week, gold provided additional profit taking opportunities as it reached a seven week high.
  • Investors turned to profit taking yesterday, leaving stocks mixed after nearly two weeks of solid gains.
  • While the truth in lending legislation is a good start, further work is required to limit excess profit taking by this industry.
  • In the short-run, all the grains seem overheated and are probably due for a profit taking correction.
  • 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

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