Meaning of “profit-takers” in the English Dictionary

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"profit-takers" in Business English

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profit-takersnoun [ plural ]

also profit takers uk us STOCK MARKET

investors who sells shares, etc. after their value has risen in order to make a profit. The sale by a large number of investors often causes share prices to go down:

Financial services dropped 19 points as profit-takers hit bank shares for a second straight day.
Overnight the Dow fell sharply as profit takers moved in.

(Definition of “profit-takers” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)