Business buzzwords: A well thought out strategy

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    When you're setting up your business, it's essential to think about how you'll ultimately end your involvement with it; a well thought-out ..... strategy can help you maximise the value you get from your business, successfully market it to potential buyers, and ensure you end your involvement with little disruption.

  • 2

    Even a dead ..... will bounce if dropped from high enough!

  • 3

    During the LTCM crisis there was extensive ..... by dealers who traded on their own accounts in the same direction as LTCM did, but just one or two minutes beforehand.

  • 4

    When the market has a strong and quick upward movement, you'll hear 'the market has a .....'.

  • 5

    Bendigo Mining Ltd is a fully fledged 'falling .....' at this stage; IMHO I would not attempt to punt the situation, as it is conceivable that the valuation could fall back even further towards cash value.

  • 6

    When traders attempt to time the market by identifying the end of a price trend and the beginning of a new one, but, due to greed and fear, tend to ..... their positions, this usually results in reduced gains or worse, further losses.

  • 7

    In the wild market of the Roaring '20s, one of Wall Street's games was called '..... the tape': savvy investors secretly pooled to buy and sell shares in unison, and by creating an illusion of hectic activity on the ticker tape, they lured in unwitting small investors and pocketed big profits by dumping when prices were artificially high.

  • 8

    Any instrument described by the word '.....' is, as the root of the word implies, made from something else or from components; it may consist of a single contract, security, etc., or it may be a collection of instruments whose combined features are comparable to the instrument it replicates.

  • 9

    A yellow ..... makes a takeover attempt but ends up discussing a merger with the target company; the implication is that the company attempting the takeover has chickened out, deciding to discuss things instead of making an aggressive move.

  • 10

    If a trader goes bankrupt, it is not the result of one bad trade but a long string of them - such a trader is called a lame ..... because s/he is ineffective as a trader.

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