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verb 
  1. (trading) To make a trade contrary to the overall tendency of prices, i.e., to buy when prices are generally falling or sell when prices are generally rising.
I kept buying hoping the price would go up, but I eventually decided I was fighting the tape.
Etymology: From the early 20th-century practice of printing stock prices on ticker tape.


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