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Tip

Information given by one trader to another, which is used in making buy or sell decisions but is not available to the general public.
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Tip

1. Information on a security, company, or anything else provided by one investor or trader to another that is not available to the general public, that can produce significant profits if it proves to be accurate. See also: Inside information.

2. See: Gratuity.
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tip

Information unavailable to the general public that, if accurate, could produce extraordinary profits for an investor who acts on it in a security transaction.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
His Highness, William, Prince of Orange, very likely afraid that Van Baerle's blood would turn the scale of judgment against him, had compassionately taken into consideration his good character, and the apparent proofs of his innocence.
Perhaps Charles Strickland's power and originality would scarcely have sufficed to turn the scale if the remarkable mythopoeic faculty of mankind had not brushed aside with impatience a story which disappointed all its craving for the extraordinary.
Today I turn the scale at ten stone and am afraid to be alone in the dark."