Definition of day trading in English:

day trading

Pronunciation /ˈdātrādiNG/ /ˈdeɪtreɪdɪŋ/


Stock Market
  • The buying and selling of securities on the same day, often online, on the basis of small, short-term price fluctuations.

    ‘Trading on the BSE is 90 per cent day trading and day trading is purely speculative.’
    • ‘Selling a stock takes but a mouse click in this age of online discount brokerages and electronic day trading.’
    • ‘[D] uring my law school time…, Internet misuse during class was rampant - online gambling, day trading, checking the news, etc.’
    • ‘Forget about day trading, this guy in Utah is the real money machine.’
    • ‘The spread of the Internet and the adoption of electronic trading have been fundamental to the revival of day trading.’