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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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Blomquist: While flippers appear to still be behaving rationally in most markets, too much flipping is still unhealthy for a market, and we are starting to see an increasing number of markets that are reaching new highs for flipping rates or hitting nine- or 10-year highs for flipping rates, which is an indication that those markets are at risk for overheating given the disproportionate share of home flips.
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Flipper was spotted sitting on a rockery in a Llandudno garden more than 13 months after he vanished.
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It is usually done with the flipper never actually taking title or possession of the property.
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Lee's next release, Jungle Fever (1991), centers on an adulterous relationship between Flipper Purify, a black architect, and Angela Tucci, his white secretary, and continues the filmmaker's exploration of themes that emerge in his earlier work.