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Vocabulary --> Financing and Budgeting --> Investments --> Word to learn

Study the following definitions and examples.


1.      aggressively adv., competitively, assertively

a.      Some people are risk takers and prefer to invest aggressively.

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.


4.      conservative adj., cautious, restrained

a.     Her conservative strategy paid off over the years.

b.     Generally, older people should be more conservative in their investing than younger people.


5.      fund 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 conference.


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 project.


7.      long-term 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 portfolios.

b.     The investor's portfolio consisted of blue chip company stocks and government bonds.


9.      pull 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 staff.


11.      return 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., knowledgeably, smartly

a.      If you invest wisely, you will be able to retire early.

b.      Mary wisely followed her stockbroker's advice and took her money out of some bad investments.

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