Take A Flier


DEFINITION of 'Take A Flier'

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


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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    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. How can an investor profit from a decline in the real estate sector?

    Speculation enables investors to profit from a decline in the real estate sector. The most popular forms of speculation for ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How does a company decide when it is going to split its stock?

    There are no set guidelines or requirements that determine when a company will split its stock. Often, companies that see ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What securities can I use to engage in speculation of an asset while limiting my ...

    If you want to engage in speculation of an asset while limiting your costs, use a derivative security. Since a derivative ... Read Full Answer >>

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