Scalping


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Scalping: scalping tickets

Scalping

Buying up the good IPOs.

Scalping

The investment practice of holding a position for a very short period of time and selling it for a small gain. That is, a trader who buys and instantly sells a security hoping to profit from the bid-ask spread is said to scalp that security. A scalper hopes that the series of small gains over the course of the trading day will result in a much larger gain. See also: Day trader.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
'The report concluded that while ticket scalping leads to consumer dissatisfaction and a perception of unfairness, the cost of regulating ticket on-selling would outweigh the benefits.
What's great about scalping is every time you complete a trade you can then go in again and attempt another scalp.
In Massachusetts, the legislature has long considered the act of reselling tickets for profit, or "ticket scalping," as harmful to the public and thus has kept the practice heavily regulated.
Discretionary scalpers will make each trading decision in real time (albeit very quickly), whereas system scalpers will follow a scalping system without making any individual trading decisions.
It later emerged he was jailed in 1983 for another scalping.
The basic components of a good airwash separator are a scalping or screening device to remove coarse material, a distributing arrangement to form an abrasive curtain and an airwash section to remove dust, sand and very fine or broken abrasive.