day trader


Definition of day trader

: a speculator who seeks profit from the intraday fluctuation in the price of a security or commodity by completing double trades of buying and selling or selling and covering during a single session of the market

Other Words from day trader

day-trade \ ˈdā-​ˌtrād How to pronounce day trader (audio) \ noun or verb

Examples of day trader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But officers were there to deliver unthinkable news: Her son, an introverted and successful day trader and computer whiz, was shot and killed by police at his home a day earlier. Elaine Aradillas,, 5 May 2022 Mohammad Hormozzadeh, a 31-year-old day trader in Brooklyn, N.Y., was one of those investors who directly registered shares. Caitlin Mccabe, WSJ, 5 Feb. 2022 Brokerage apps like Robinhood, in concert with investing communities on Reddit and Discord, gamified stock trading and attracted a new cadre of investors with a different agenda than the traditional institutional investor, or day trader. Scott Nover, Quartz, 20 Dec. 2021 Karla Lu is a former civil engineer originally from Lima, Peru, who is now a day trader in the Valley. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 15 Sep. 2021 The story explained the factors at play that would make a millennial quit his or her job to become a day trader. Keira Wingate, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2021 Short seller mania and growing day trader craziness, fueled by social media, has contributed to a particularly chaotic year for Arcimoto. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 Long, 21, is accused in the deadliest massacre in Georgia since 1999, when day trader Mark Barton murdered his wife and two children with a hammer before shooting nine people dead and injuring 13 others at a pair of stock brokerages in Buckhead. Jeremy Redmon, ajc, 18 Mar. 2021 While there are plenty of coffee shops within walking distance of her California home, the former day trader hopped on her bike in Ocean Park and rode all the way to Ojai, California, for a morning brew. Jordi Lippe-mcgraw, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of day trader

1953, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Day trader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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