from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A speculator who buys and sells securities on the basis of small short-term price movements.

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  • noun business, finance A person who practices the short-term investment strategy of trading stocks or other investment instruments by selling any given security during the same market day within which it was purchased.


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