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DEFINITION of 'Take A Flier'

The slang term for a decision to invest in highly speculative investments.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Take A Flier'

When an investor is taking a flier, he or she is knowingly acquiring a high-risk, speculative instrument that may end up with them taking a bath.

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  3. What securities can I use to engage in speculation of an asset while limiting my ...

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  5. Why is it a bad idea for beginning investors to speculate in penny stocks?

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