Stock Jobber

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Stock Jobber

An investor who buys stocks only to resell them at a profit very quickly. Stock jobbing is a short-term investment strategy that operates on the assumption or existence of liquid markets. The practice, when done over and over by a large number of stock jobbers, can lead to a speculative bubble. See also: Flipping.
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The players in the market were split between stock jobbers and stock brokers and two different beasts you could not imagine.
THROUGH THE contrivance and cunning of stock jobbers there hath been brought in such a complication of knavery and cozenage, such a mystery of iniquity, and such an unintelligible jargon of terms to involve it in, as were never known in any other age or country.
Stock jobbers no longer jostle on the floor of the Stock Exchange and most business is done internationally by telephone and email.