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Topic: Banking/Investing/Financial terms 4



An exercise to help you learn & practice 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 to complete each of the sentences below.


1. Using complicated mathematical algorithms to buy and sell securities is often referred to as "___________________ trading".
  high-frequency
  high-tech
  volume

2. The economic ___________________ ( = the effect on the economy) of this decision will be substantial.
  impasse
  impact
  interim period

3. We have plenty of foreign investors, but we have trouble attracting ___________________ ones.
  urban
  rural
  domestic

4. The economy is still ___________________ ( = doing poorly).
  sputtering
  stuttering
  stammering

5. A ___________________ website is one that helps you keep track of your expenses.
  fiscal
  cash-strapped
  budgeting

6. Risk ___________________ is a concept that has to do with trying to minimize risk in certain financial operations.
  inversion
  aversion
  budgeting

7. If someone anticipates a "pickup in volatility", he/she _______________.
  thinks things will become more uncertain
  is hoping for the best
  thinks things will stabilize

8. a cash ___________________ = money paid out by an organization as part of its operating activities, etc.
  budgeting
  outflow
  forecast

9. The central bank has taken ___________________ ( = radical, far-reaching) action to remedy this problem.
  fiscal
  drastic
  diagnostic

10. The meeting came in the ___________________ of some disappointing housing data. = The meeting occurred after some disappointing housing data was released.
  place
  trust
  wake


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