profit taking

noun Stock Exchange.

the selling of securities that have risen in price above costs; selling in order to realize a profit.

Origin of profit taking

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for profit taking

  • Truscomb, as he had told her, was a good manager from the profit-taking standpoint.

    The Fruit of the Tree|Edith Wharton

British Dictionary definitions for profit taking

profit taking


selling commodities, securities, etc, at a profit after a rise in market values or before an expected fall in values
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