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1. A trader who buys stock and quickly sells it for a profit. A flipper may be a day trader, buying and selling on a constant basis, or a (slightly) more long-term trader, holding for a day or two. Flipping is a high risk venture because a slight decline in share prices in the short term can severely hurt the flippers positions. On the other hand, a slight uptick can result in enormous profit.

2. An investor who buys real estate, usually a house, makes a few improvements, and sells it at a higher price. Colloquially, flippers are thought to buy the house, "slap a coat of paint on it," and re-sell for a large profit. Flippers were common even among casual investors during the housing bubble of the early and mid-2000s.


A trader who attempts to make a small profit by very quick in-and-out buying and selling. For example, a flipper might try to take advantage of a hot market for new issues by purchasing a new issue at the offering and then selling it on the first day of trading.
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It's horrible," said Kotick, backing water as a wave went over him, and steadying himself with a screw stroke of his flippers that brought him all standing within three inches of a jagged edge of rock.
He landed close to old Sea Vitch--the big, ugly, bloated, pimpled, fat-necked, long-tusked walrus of the North Pacific, who has no manners except when he is asleep--as he was then, with his hind flippers half in and half out of the surf.
Their heads were the most foolish-looking things you ever saw, and they balanced on the ends of their tails in deep water when they weren't grazing, bowing solemnly to each other and waving their front flippers as a fat man waves his arm.
The big things answered by bowing and waving their flippers like the Frog Footman.
Beaumont also introduced a simple runner-balancing solution that he calls the "melt flipper.
Comparing the lift and drag coefficients that the team calculated for each flipper at different inclination angles, they found that the flippers behave like modern engineered aerofoils.
Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, was star of the American TV show of the same name set in Florida and first broadcast on NBC from 1964 until 1967.
The newly ordered DATAMARK Flippers will be deployed to expand the existing off-track wagering network, and replace older DATAMARK terminals, which have been in service for more than twelve years.
I'm still learning how to bowl the flipper, and it doesn't always come out as well as Shane Warne's, but I'm trying my best.
The next day, still concerned about Mahi's flipper, Norton made the decision to amputate the right front flipper.
70 m LM-facade bands gym, h = 2 760 mm, with 11 flipper, flipper 12 RWA.
As the whale angles a flipper upward, water pushing against the bottom side of the flipper creates lift, raising the flipper.