play the market


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play the market

To buy and sell equity securities and company shares with the aim of making a profit. I got rich playing the market in the early 2000s, but I got greedy and ended up losing nearly everything.
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play the (stock) market

to invest in the stock market. (As if it were a game or as if it were gambling.) Would you rather put your money in the bank or play the market? I've learned my lesson playing the market. I lost a fortune.
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play the market

Trade in securities in order to make money, as in He is always playing the market with only mixed results. This term uses play in the sense of "gamble," a usage dating from about 1500.
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play the market

speculate in stocks.
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play the ˈmarket

buy and sell stocks and shares in order to make a profit: He’s been playing the market for 30 years, but is quick to warn people of the risks involved.
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The decision flew in the face of the principal of unrestricted trade on which Betfair made its reputation and was criticised by some clients, who wanted to play the market amid the confusion.
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The one common tie between gambler and investor that does exist, on the surface at least, is in their mutual love of value and for those that want to play the market, finding value or edge has to be taken to as high a level as is possible.
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Barron's cited Goldman Sachs Group as a possible target for bargain hunters in an edition on Sunday dedicated to "How to play the markets" after the Brexit vote.
Offering a personal look into wall street and the people who play the markets, "Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid" is a solid and much recommended pick for community library economics and memoir collections.
Mike Baghdady will give 10 lucky candidates pounds 100,000 each to play the markets and make as much profit as possible.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) said banks may have to remove serious obstacles to an orderly wind-down - such as risky "proprietary" trading arms where banks play the markets with their own cash.
Ben has been dabbling in stocks and shares as fire-fighter Recall in ITV's long-running series and decided to play the markets for real.