Definitions for "Profit Taking"
The act of selling securities which have appreciated in value to translate a paper profit into a realised gain. Often used to partly explain a market decline after a noticeable run-up in prices.
Closing a position in order to realize a gain.
Selling or buying back securities for a profit.
Exiting a trade at a level that reflects a positive transaction. Profit taking sometimes occurs when a market is considered overbought or oversold and may pause or correct and traders want to lock in profits so they exit their position with a counter order.
Action by stock traders to cash-in on gains created by a market rise. Or the rise in the value of a particular investment.
Short term traders cashing in on gains.
Keywords:  ratios, index
Profitability index Profitability ratios
Keywords:  position, taking, closing
Profit taking is closing a position with profit.