profit-taking


profit-taking
The sale of an investment or asset to *realize an *appreciation in value.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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  • profit-taking — ˈprofit ˌtaking noun [uncountable] FINANCE when investors on a financial market sell investments in order to profit from a rise in prices: • Prices settled lower after profit taking late in the session by commodity fund managers. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • profit taking — profit ,taking noun uncount BUSINESS a situation where business people sell STOCK while it is rising in value in order to make a profit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • profit-taking — profˈit taking noun The selling off of shares, commodities, etc, in order to profit from a rise in the purchase price • • • Main Entry: ↑profit * * * ˈprofit taking 7 [profit taking] noun uncountable …   Useful english dictionary

  • profit taking — noun : the selling of commodities or securities at prices in excess of cost to realize profits * * * Stock Exchange. the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit. [1895 1900] * * * profit… …   Useful english dictionary

  • profit-taking — / prɒfɪt ˌteɪkɪŋ/ noun the act of selling investments to realise the profit, rather than keeping them ● Share prices fell under continued profit taking. ▪▪▪ ‘…some profit taking was seen yesterday as investors continued to lack fresh incentives… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • profit taking — noun The act of extracting profit, as cash or equivalent, from an investment, often by selling part of it. The stock market was down today amid profit taking, the share holders wanted to get some of the increase in stock price as cash while they… …   Wiktionary

  • profit-taking — N UNCOUNT Profit taking is the selling of stocks and shares at a profit after their value has risen or just before their value falls …   English dictionary

  • profit-taking — /ˈprɒfət ˌteɪkɪŋ/ (say profuht .tayking) noun Stock Exchange the selling of commodities, securities, etc., especially after a sharp rise in value or in the expectation of a fall in value, so as to maximise profit: *there were few leads to follow… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Profit Taking — The action of selling stock to cash in on a sharp rise. This action pushes prices down temporarily. When traders are profit taking, the implication is that there is an upward trend in the security. For example, in the media you might hear… …   Investment dictionary

  • profit taking — Stock Exchange. the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • profit-taking — UK / US noun [uncountable] business a situation where businesspeople sell shares while they are rising in value in order to make a profit …   English dictionary