Jul 05, 2015

8 SIMPLE AND GRIPPING FINANCIAL TERMS

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1. ZOMBIES

“The Living dead”

The companies that continue to operate even though they are in broke or near bankruptcy. Another version of this term is “Zombie Stock”.

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2. BEST OF BREED

“Slang derived from dog shows”

Capital /stocks more or less allocated to the best investments on the basis of revenue growth and market share.

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3. CHAMPAGNE STOCK

“It’s time to celebrate”

Shares doubled or tripled in value in a short span generating huge profits to shareholders of a company.

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4. HICCUP

“Shock treatments”

A disruption within a longer-term plan or trend or warning before an issue arises. One of the biggest challenges for investors is classify what merely a hiccup is, and what is a signal of things to come.

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5. OPRAH EFFECT

“Taking a shortcut”

People and companies lucky enough to appeal to Oprah can find overnight success after being promoted on her show. Because the show attracts millions of people all around the globe and so nothing could be easier than this to enlarge your business.

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6. SUICIDE PILLS

“Make wise decisions”

Suicide pills are extreme actions that differ from situation to situation, some of which result in dissolving the company in extreme situations. Some prefer not to handover it to the competitor firm and this makes it even worse and is called poison pills (result of a wrong decision).

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7. SUSHI BOND

“Play safe”

A bond issued by a Japanese issuer in a market outside Japan and denominated in a currency other than the yen. New investment opportunities and cheaper funding are the two prime reasons to take this action.

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8. GOLDEN GEESE

“Think twice”

This term may trace its roots to a source none other than the first Aesop’s fable of the goose that laid the golden egg. Golden geese could also refer to hot investments that are expected to yield a high return tempting investors to put money without a second thought.

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