Profit taking

Definition:

Action by short-term securities traders to cash in on gains created by a sharp market rise, which pushes prices down temporarily but implies an upward market trend. See: Ring the [cash] register.

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First preferred stock

A type of preferred stock that has priority over other preferred issues and common stock when claiming dividends and assets.

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