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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.

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