Study the following definitions and
adv., competitively, assertively
a. Some people are risk takers and prefer to
b. His ideas were not well received because he
spoke so aggressively.
2. attitude n.,
a feeling about something or someone
a. The new fund manager's attitude changed
quickly after the first big downturn in the market.
b. Each investor should assess his or her own
attitude toward investment.
3. commit v.,
to consign for future use, to promise
a. It is a good idea to commit a certain
percentage of your income to investments.
b. The stockbroker committed herself to finding
the best investments for each client.
adj., cautious, restrained
a. Her conservative strategy paid off over the
b. Generally, older people should be more
conservative in their investing than younger people.
n., an amount of money for something specific; v., to provide money for
a. He will have access to his trust fund when
he is 21 years old.
b. The company will fund the trip to the
6. invest v.,
to put money into a business or activity
with the hope of making more money; to put effort into something
a. The chief financial officer invested in the
stock at a very good time.
b. Don't invest all of your time in just one
adj., involving or extending over a long period
a. The CEO's long-term goal was to increase the
return on investment.
b. Over the long-term forecast, unemployment is
expected to remain steady.
8. portfolio n.,
a list of investments
a. Investors are advised to have diverse
b. The investor's portfolio consisted of blue
chip company stocks and government bonds.
out v., to
withdraw, to stop participating; n., a withdrawal, removal
a. His advisor suggested that she pull out her
investments in the troubled country.
b. The pull out of the bank has left the
company without financing.
10. resource n.,
assets; valuable things
a. If you don't invest in petroleum resources
now, you will find that the stock prices will get away from you.
b. The company's most valuable resource was its
n., the amount of money gained as profit
a. The 44 percent return on the new stock was
far more than the stockbroker had anticipated.
b. Some investors are satisfied with a 15
percent return, while others want to see a much larger return.
12. wisely adj.,
a. If you invest wisely, you will be able to
b. Mary wisely followed her stockbroker's
advice and took her money out of some bad investments.