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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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