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Business English Exercise | Topic: Banking/Investing/Financial terms 6

Designed to teach you the vocabulary of the financial world, while polishing your grammar skills. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. Asset ___________________ involves dividing an investment portfolio among different asset categories, such as stocks, bonds, and cash.

2. In banking terms, someone's portfolio is a collection of their ___________________.
  graphic design projects

3. ___________________ investor is more likely to risk losing money in order to get better results.
  A passive
  A timid
  An aggressive

4. What's the opposite of an aggressive investor?
  A concerned investor
  A conservative investor
  A cornered investor

5. ___________________ the stock market can be risky, but it often yields higher returns than other investments.

6. Proponents of diversification believe that you shouldn't put all your eggs ___________________.
  in one basket
  in one bag
  in one backpack

7. A mutual fund is a form of ___________________ investment that pools money from many investors and invests their money in stocks, bonds, and other securities etc.

8. A commodity is something that is relatively easily ____________________. (eg. crude oil, sugar, gold, etc.)

9. Whenever I __________________ ( = notice) a trend, I let my clients know about it.

10. What are the __________________ risks associated with this approach?

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