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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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The Highlanders have their own gunslinging quarterback in Luke Brennan (36 of 72, 687 yards, 7 TDs), who loves to roll out and hit his receivers for a big gain, but has also shown a knack for settling down and hitting his cadre of athletic wideouts for short passes they can turn into game-changing plays.
The seven-times grand slam champion showed glimpses of her gunslinging best under the Tokyo floodlights against a grimacing Azerenka, who spent much of the match bending over her racquet between points and tugging sharply on her purple top in frustration.
London, January 12 ( ANI ): Inspired by the quick-draw technique of gunslinging cowboys in Western movies, a young man has designed a holster for the iPhone that he claims can be strapped to the limb of your choice.
Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this Western as a mysterious gunslinging preacher who comes to the aid of a mining settlement being threatened by a ruthless landowner.
"Gunfight in Gatlinburg" keeps the gunslinging fun coming, much recommended.
This was the image of the United States as sheriff, taking risks, gunslinging, and acting alone if necessary to keep the peace-- and the image of Europe as the saloonkeeper, who keeps his head down, benefits from the imposition of law and order, and also benefits from the commerce of villain and sheriff alike.
Wednesday Westworld BBC1 11.55pm Yul Brynner stars as a seemingly unstoppable gunslinging android in this gripping sci-fi thriller, as robots in a Wild West theme park malfunction and begin to turn on the holiday-makers, leaving a tourist fighting for his survival.
In an unpredictable and menacing landscape populated with the chaos of whisky running, gambling, and gunslinging, the Mountie stands as an embodiment of law itself but also of a democratic force led by an elite group of men: "The Mounted Policeman was an especially appealing symbol, for he suggested that one could submit to regimentation and directness without sacrificing individuality" (53).
Just like McIlroy is to Europe, the Orange County kid is the fresh face with a gunslinging attitude and talent to back it up.
An ultra-stylish attempt to spin the gunslinging bounty hunter from a little-known 1970s comicbook series into the stuff of movie myth, this supernatural neo-Western actioner earns some distinction by virtue of its grungy post-Civil War settings and offbeat casting.
But there was only one apparent howl of derision on the first night, obviously from a punter who has not yet realised that capable local ensembles are growing up and shedding the decades-long preoccupation with carousels of crooning cowboys inhabiting meadows of swaying corn and cruising virtuous gunslinging gals.
Of course, gunslinging has a bad connotation in business, where planning and strategy are nouns more prized.