Meaning of “profit-taking” in the English Dictionary

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"profit-taking" in Business English

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profit-takingnoun [ U ]

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STOCK MARKET a situation in which people sell shares, etc. after prices have risen, in order to make a profit. This often causes prices to fall:

Crude oil prices weakened amid profit-taking after a three-day rally.
French shares started lower on profit-taking on Monday after a 3% gain last week.

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