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  • n. the sale of stocks after they have increased in value.


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  • Eventually you will balance your activities between short-term profit-taking and long-term accumulating.

    Nothing Down for the 2000s

  • Fastmarkets analyst James Moore believed that this was merely be short-term profit-taking.

  • Daewoo Securities was up 0.9% and Samsung Securities was up 1%, while heavyweight technology companies were down on profit-taking after their recent rally, with Samsung Electronics off 2.6%.

    Asian Shares Slip a Bit as Yen Drags on Tokyo

  • The company's shares, however, fell on profit-taking after the results and closed down 2.2% at 1,195.65 rupees.

    Tata Consultancy Net Profit Rises 23%

  • But, profit-taking and weak broad er markets dragged them to close 4% down at 641.55 rupees in a Mumbai market that ended 1.7% lower.

    HDFC Net Profit Climbs 33%

  • Should a deal ease worries about the euro zone's debt crisis, it could spark profit-taking in safe-harbor Treasury bonds, traders said.

    Treasurys Rise for Fourth Straight Day

  • MUMBAI -- Indian shares closed lower Thursday, reversing early gains on some profit-taking after a sharp recent run-up, and subdued European markets.

    India Shares End Down on Profit-Taking

  • In Hong Kong, China's three largest state oil companies pulled back on weaker crude prices, and also due to some profit-taking after surging on Friday on China's windfall tax reform.

    Asian Shares Mostly Down

  • In Seoul, foreign funds were spotted snapping up Korean financial shares, keeping the broader market in the green despite the profit-taking interest from local intuitions and retail investors.

    Asia Creeps Higher

  • The gains aren't sustainable and shares may fall Friday on profit-taking, Mr. Prabhakar said.

    India Shares End Higher


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