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English definition of “profit-takers”

profit-takers

noun [plural] (also profit takers)     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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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