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the part of the integument of the human head usually covered with hair in both sexes

the part of an animal (such as a wolf or fox) corresponding to the human scalp

a part of the human scalp with attached hair cut or torn from an enemy as a token of victory

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hair loss, and problems conceiving due to irregular or totally absent ovulation.

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The book, whose cover shows a baby doll with a partially removed

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And then those moments becomes opportunities for

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Wolff measured the amplitude of pulsations of blood vessels in the

during migraine attacks and after the administration of a drug that constricted the vessels.

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14th century, in the meaning defined atsense 1a

1676, in the meaning defined attransitive sense 1a

Middle English, crown of the head, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norsesklprsheath; akin to Middle Dutchschelpeshell

The termscalpersrefers to securities traders who manipulate themarket.  Scalpers may also refer to traders who earn relatively small amounts ofmoneyfrom thearbitragebetween bid prices and ask prices on securities.

In the case ofmarketmanipulation,scalpersmay buy a security, then recommend the security to investors and take aprofiton the difference between their price and thesalesprice once the market demand raises the price.

Scalpers may also act asmarket makers, making a spread between thebid priceand theask priceof a security.  The role of market makers is to provideliquidityin the trading of securities, taking bids and settling on prices.  The profits are realized from the difference between the ask price and the bid price on a security.  Theon these spreads is usually small and short-term.

Scalpingtoprofitfrom the increase in the price of a security as a result of manipulating themarketis a fraud under theAct of 1940.  The prohibition applies to registered and unregistered investment advisors.

The scalpers business actually overlaps and competes with the designatedmarket maker.   However, because the market maker is usually designated by the exchange and has specific, proprietary information about the security, and has substantialcapitalresources, the general scalper is at a disadvantage.

Scalpingis a form of day trading that involves earning small profits on large volumes of securities.

Aday traderis a very active securities trader who holds securities for a very short time (generally one day or less). If a day trader wants to scalp, he or she would buy and sellshareswhen there are small changes in the stock price. For example, if the price of Company XYZ rises from $41.50 to $41.55, the difference is only a nickel. To most investors, thats not a compelling change, but scalpers capitalize on this by buying 100,000 shares at $41.50 and selling at $41.55 for aprofitof $5,000. If this price change takes place in the course of just one trading day, which is entirely possible, the trader can make $5,000 in a day. Often, the price changes are even smaller than $0.05 a share forscalpersto profit.

Scalpers execute most of their transactions online, and it is important to note that the number of trades influences the amount of brokerage commissions paid. Some day traders avoid using market makers orbrokersby purchasing memberships in direct-access broker systems. These systems send orders to an electronic communications network (ECN), which is a computerized matching system that allows traders to advertise bid or ask prices and execute trades.

Day trading requires analytical skills and discipline, and many people have made day trading a career. However, day trading is exceptionally speculative and therefore requires considerable financial and emotional stamina to withstand substantial risk.

English Language Learners Definition ofscalp(Entry 2 of 2)

to remove the hair and skin from the head of (an enemy) as a sign of victory

to buy tickets for an event and resell them at a much higher price

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