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profit-takersnoun [plural]

(also profit takers) uk   us   STOCK MARKET
investors who ​sellsshares, etc. after their ​value has ​risen in ​order to make a ​profit. The ​sale by a large ​number of ​investors often causes ​shareprices to go down: Financial ​servicesdropped 19 ​points as profit-takers ​hitbankshares for a second ​straight day. Overnight the Dow ​fellsharply as profittakersmoved in.
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