Take A Flier

What is ‘Take A Flier’

Take a flier is the slang term for a decision to invest in highly speculative investments.

Explaining ‘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.

Further Reading

  • The changing landscape of the European financial services sector – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
  • Following the herd or not?: Patterns of renewal in the Netherlands and the UK – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
  • Financial factors in business fluctuations – www.nber.org [PDF]
  • An exploration into the economic impact of industrial development versus conservation on western public lands – www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
  • Co‐evolution in strategic renewal behaviour of British, Dutch and French financial incumbents: Interaction of environmental selection, institutional effects and … – onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
  • A Guide (not only) for Economics Dictionaries – unora.unior.it [PDF]
  • Economic deregulation: Days of reckoning for microeconomists – www.jstor.org [PDF]
  • Lone eagles and high fliers in rural producer services – ageconsearch.umn.edu [PDF]
  • “Control frauds” as financial super-predators: How “pathogens” make financial markets inefficient – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]