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The nickname for the New York Stock Exchange.
Terms used to describe the direction the market is moving. A bull market is one in which prices are expected to rise.
A bear market is one in which prices are expected to fall. The terms bull and bear come from the way these animals
attack their opponents: the bull puts its horns up in the air and a bear moves its paws down (across its opponent).
An investment strategy that is considered extremely risky.
A flat market where not much is happening and investors are usually timid. It is neither a bull nor bear market.
A phrase describing two different strategies for investing. When it comes to investing, no one gets anything for
nothing. If you want a high return, you usually have to assume some risk. If you don’t want to take on much risk, then
you will likely have a low return. In short, high risk comes with high return, and low risk comes with low return. “Eat
well, sleep well” captures this idea: do you want a risky investment that may end up feeding you well, or do you want
a safe investment that lets you sleep at night?
A stock whose price has fallen significantly in a short time. Someone might say, “Don’t try to catch a falling knife”
(because you can hurt yourself).
An economy that is not too hot or too cold, but is just right. People often referred to the economy in the mid-to-late
1990s in the U.S. as the Goldilocks economy.
A disappointing investment.
Money given by family or friends to a person to start a business.
An investor who isn’t comfortable with investing, mainly because of the risks.
A phrase that refers to people usually of middle age who are “sandwiched” between their children and their parents
by the demands of care and support for these two groups of people.
A jump in the price of stocks that often occurs during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
A technique used by investo...
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