Noise-trader meaning

(finance) One who trades financial products (such as stocks) not based on fundamental analysis.
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Noun

Singular:
noise-trader
Plural:
noise traders

Origin of noise-trader

  • Derived from the financial definition of noise, formally defined in a 1986 paper by Fischer Black as "[n]oise in the sense of a large number of small events is often a cause factor much more powerful than a small number of large events can be."

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