Stock Jobbing

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Stock Jobbing'

The buying and selling of securities with the intent of generating quick profits. While most investors seek value through long-term investments, stock jobbing takes on a more speculative short-term tone.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Stock Jobbing'

The term stock jobbing is largely used in reference to the South Sea Bubble - an 18th-century stock that literally wiped out the savings of many British citizens.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Speculation

    The act of trading in an asset, or conducting a financial transaction, ...
  2. Take A Flier

    The slang term for a decision to invest in highly speculative ...
  3. Risk Tolerance

    The degree of variability in investment returns that an individual ...
  4. Speculative Bubble

    A spike in asset values within a particular industry, commodity, ...
  5. Risk Averse

    A description of an investor who, when faced with two investments ...
  6. Risk

    The chance that an investment's actual return will be different ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. 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 >>
  2. 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 >>
  3. How can an investor profit from a fall in the utilities sector?

    The utilities sector exhibits a high degree of stability compared to the broader market. This makes it best-suited for buy-and-hold ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What is the benefit of the Modified Internal Rate Of Return (MIRR)?

    The modified internal rate of return (MIRR) is a financing metric used in business capital budgeting. Its primary benefit ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Why is the Modified Internal Rate Of Return (MIRR) preferable to the regular internal ...

    Even though the internal rate of return metric is popular among business managers, it tends to overstate the profitability ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Who sets the guidelines for accounting principles?

    While the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are not a strict requirement of all U.S. corporations, the guidelines ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  2. Professionals

    Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. It's important to try to understand the motivation behind such moves.
  3. Professionals

    Why Women Choose Women for Financial Advice

    Women often prefer female financial advisors because client and advisor can relate to each other on a variety of levels.
  4. 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.
  5. Options & Futures

    Understanding Bull Spread Option Strategies

    Bull spread option strategies, such as a bull call spread strategy, are hedging strategies for traders to take a bullish view while reducing risk.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Analysis: iShares Silver Trust

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique to commodities.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    20-Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Strategies

    iShares 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF offers a highly liquid equity alternative to direct bond exposure.
  8. Fundamental Analysis

    Spectator Vs. Speculator: Two Market Approaches

    Spectators and speculators rely on different mechanisms to identify and profit from market opportunities.
  9. Economics

    Understanding Implicit Costs

    An implicit cost is any cost associated with not taking a certain action.
  10. Investing Basics

    Do You Know These Odd Investing & Business Terms?

    Think investment talk is boring? There are plenty of terms to liven up any conversation about Wall Street and finance. You should try some of them out.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Dog And Pony Show

    A colloquial term that generally refers to a presentation or seminar to market new products or services to potential buyers.
  2. Topless Meeting

    A meeting in which participants are not allowed to use laptops. A topless meeting organizer can also ban the use of smartphones, ...
  3. Hedging Transaction

    A type of transaction that limits investment risk with the use of derivatives, such as options and futures contracts. Hedging ...
  4. Bogey

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

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

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