play the market

idiom

: to actively buy and sell stocks in the hope of making a profit

Examples of play the market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The good news for the Stars: their core is more than solid, putting them in the position to play the market. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 30 May 2023 Fortunately, there are ways to play the market but still control your downside living standard risk — the chance of suffering a major drop in your sustainable spending. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 But that’s not the only way people try to play the market. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2021 For young consumers hungry for new ways to play the market, eToro may be the next step in the evolution of personal investing. Edward Robinson, Bloomberg.com, 2 Oct. 2020

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“Play the market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/play%20the%20market. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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