Business buzzwords: English villages

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

    That formidable fighting force, the English village, flexed its muscles yesterday to ..... a Scientology plan to open a drug rehabilitation centre next to a primary school; residents raised over 175,000 in three days to outbid the proposed centre at a former inn.

  • 2

    The bigger the ....., the sweeter it tastes to investors!

  • 3

    On April 12th, 2002, the Toronto Stock Exchange will introduce the ..... order feature to the trading system: market participants will be able to place orders larger than typically displayed in the TSE market, without paying an informational price for revealing the entire order size.

  • 4

    Similar to other restrictive provisions contained in bond indentures, a net revenue ..... serves to make the bond issue less risky for bondholders: since it forces the government to use revenue from its debt-financed projects to pay debt service costs first, bondholders enjoy a reduced risk of default.

  • 5

    Four years ago, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hovered in the range of 10,500 points, nearly the same place it is now; its path has traced what stock traders call a '..... market' always on the move, but not going anywhere.

  • 6

    Usually, ..... stocks experience higher-than-normal trading volume due to significant new information reaching the market and creating a strong impetus amongst investors to buy or sell the stock, resulting in heavier trading volume and often strong momentum in the stock.

  • 7

    Most pyramid ..... take advantage of confusion between genuine businesses and complicated but convincing moneymaking scams; the idea behind them is that the individual makes only one payment, but is promised to receive exponential benefits from other people as a reward.

  • 8

    Using the ..... Defense, a company issues a large number of bonds with the condition that they must be redeemed at a high price if the company is taken over.

  • 9

    Quadruple ..... days occur four times a year, on the third Friday of the quarter-ending month (March, June, September, December), when three different types of derivatives related to stocks expire: options on individual stocks, options on Stock Index Futures, and Stock Index Futures.

  • 10

    ..... look for companies with undervalued assets and then attempt the hostile takeover by purchasing enough shares to have a controlling interest.

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