Gunslinger

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Gunslinger

An aggressive portfolio manager who makes risky investments, typically in margin accounts, in search of high returns.
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Gunslinger

A money manager who is willing to take big risks to increase the potential return on investments. A gunslinger, for example, would be more likely to invest in the IPO of a company with a new and exciting product about which little is known, than to invest in the secured bond issued by a company everyone knows and trusts. The term especially refers to money managers who buy the risky securities on margin. See also: Risk lover.
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gunslinger

An aggressive investor who purchases speculative securities. The term is often used to refer to portfolio managers who choose risky investments with the potential for major gains in value.
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