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Stag

Speculator who buys and sells stocks to hold for short intervals to make quick profits.
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Stag

Informal; an investor who buys a new issue of a security and sells it very quickly in order to make a profit. A stag makes the bet that the price of a new issue will rapidly rise, at least for the first few hours or days. His/her investment philosophy is the exact opposite of a buy and hold strategy.
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stag

a person who subscribes for a new SHARE ISSUE by applying for a large number of shares in the hope that the demand for new shares exceeds the number being issued and that this will lead to an increase in the share price when they are first transacted on the STOCK MARKET. Stags are speculators who buy shares to make a quick profit rather than as long-term investors.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

stag

a SPECULATOR in fixed-price new SHARE ISSUES who subscribes for large numbers of shares in anticipation of OVERSUBSCRIPTION and a rapid rise in the share price once dealings commence. This enables him to sell his shares for a quick profit.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Stag beetles remain relatively widespread in the south of England.
Often two well-matched stags will approach each other and march side by side in a parallel war dance.
The Stags put up a semblance of a fight when they trailed by six entering the fouth quarter.
Una later forgave him, saying: "I feel sorry for him and embarrassed that the whole world got to see what he did on his stag."
"I was told that we would need to split the booking into pairs but risked being asked to leave the hotel if the management discovered we were all together on a stag do.
Now it has launched a new tool - the Last Night of Freedometer - which reveals how many stag and hen groups are expected to descend on different cities across the globe each week.
The lead quickly changed hands again when Richard Casanove scored a 53rd minute effort, with Hayden continuing the game's 100% kicking record to give the Stags an 18-13 lead.
Perhaps that was the reason that eight per cent of men were dumped by their fiancee because of their stag night antics.
Any stags willing to sign up will be kitted out and guided by polar expert Eric Philips, who has successfully completed trips to both the South and North Poles.
A witness said the man appeared to have got in the middle of a potential fight between two stags.
True, the stag I wanted had run off, but he never saw us or winded us, and there were other stags feeding in the area.