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day trading

Syllabification: day trad·ing

Definition of day trading in English:

noun

The buying and selling of securities on the same day, often online, on the basis of small, short-term price fluctuations.
Example sentences
  • Trading on the BSE is 90 per cent day trading and day trading is purely speculative.
  • Selling a stock takes but a mouse click in this age of online discount brokerages and electronic day trading.
  • [D] uring my law school time…, Internet misuse during class was rampant - online gambling, day trading, checking the news, etc.

Derivatives

day-trade

1
verb
Example sentences
  • But Benoit, a businessman, made a nice profit day-trading.
  • ‘We've looked at that issue,’ he says, ‘and I specifically declined it for the simple reason that, philosophically, you shouldn't day-trade your retirement account.
  • In other words, don't try to day-trade investments that you should be ‘buying and holding.’

day trader

2
noun
Example sentences
  • He kicked back, wore sweats, became a mildly obsessed day trader on his home computer, and began chauffeuring his kids to school and soccer games.
  • Again, every mouse-clicking day trader has that level market on their charts.
  • While still in high school in the late 1990s, he used his college fund (with permission from his parents) to become a wildly successful day trader.

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