Stag

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Stag'

A slang term for short-term speculator. A stag would be equivalent to a day trader who attempts to profit off short-term market moves by quickly moving in and out of positions. Day traders, or stags, typically require access to a lot of liquid capital in order to fund their positions, since they may be attempting to gain returns on very small price movements.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Stag'

Stags will often use techniques associated with technical analysis as the basis for their trading decisions, since long-term fundamental analysis typically will not help when looking to make quick trading decisions over the course of hours or minutes.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Day Trader

    A investor who attempts to profit by making rapid trades intraday. ...
  2. Swing Trading

    A style of trading that attempts to capture gains in a stock ...
  3. Speculator

    A person who trades derivatives, commodities, bonds, equities ...
  4. Technical Analysis

    A method of evaluating securities by analyzing statistics generated ...
  5. Scalper

    A person trading in the equities or options and futures market ...
  6. Precedent Transaction Analysis

    A valuation method in which the prices paid for similar companies ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    The common assumptions made when doing a t-test include those regarding the scale of measurement, random sampling, normality ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage?

    Financial spread betting is a type of speculation that involves a highly leveraged derivative product, whereas arbitrage ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. When does the fixed charge coverage ratio suggest that a company should stop borrowing ...

    Since the fixed charge coverage ratio indicates the number of times a company is capable of making its fixed charge payments ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How can a company execute a tax-free spin-off?

    The two commonly used methods for doing a tax-free spinoff are either to distribute shares of the spinoff company to existing ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How are American Depository Receipts (ADRs) priced?

    The price of an American depositary receipt (ADR) is determined by the bank or other financial institution that issues it. ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Why do companies enter into futures contracts?

    Different types of companies may enter into futures contracts for different purposes. The most common reason is to hedge ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Trading Strategies

    Introduction To Swing Trading

    This style, between day trading and trend trading, may be a good one for beginners to try.
  2. Trading Strategies

    How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you.
  3. Trading Strategies

    Day Trading Strategies For Beginners

    From picking the right type of stock to setting stop-losses, learn how to trade wisely.
  4. Trading Strategies

    Introduction To Trading: Scalpers

    This type of trader makes many trades per day to "scalp" a small profit from each trade. Find out how it works.
  5. Active Trading

    Trader's Corner - An Interview With A Success

    You too can use the strategies of one man who turned $11,000 into more than $18 million in 18 months.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    Explaining Price Targets

    A price target is what an investment analyst projects a security’s future price to be.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    Present Value Interest Factor of Annuity (PVIFA)

    PVIFA can be used to calculate the present value of a series of annuities by considering cash flows and depreciation.
  8. Chart Advisor

    ChartAdvisor for July 30 2015

    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  9. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Five Biggest Obstacles Facing First-Year Traders

    Address these five obstacles and you'll make significant progress as a first-year trader.
  10. Options & Futures

    How To Hedge Put Options Using Binary Options

    Want to hedge your plain vanilla long put option position with binary call options? We show you how.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Bogey

    A buzzword that refers to a benchmark used to evaluate a fund's performance. The benchmark is an index that reflects the ...
  2. Xetra

    An all-electronic trading system based in Frankfurt, Germany. Launched in 1997 and operated by the Deutsche Börse, the Xetra ...
  3. Nuncupative Will

    A verbal will that must have two witnesses and can only deal with the distribution of personal property. A nuncupative will ...
  4. OsMA

    An abbreviation for Oscillator - Moving Average. OsMA is used in technical analysis to represent the variance between an ...
  5. Investopedia

    One of the best-known sources of financial information on the internet. Investopedia is a resource for investors, consumers ...
  6. Unfair Claims Practice

    The improper avoidance of a claim by an insurer or an attempt to reduce the size of the claim. By engaging in unfair claims ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!