Business Buzzwords from Mumbai to Virginia

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

    In Mumbai, the bullish phase in the stock markets has attracted a whole new breed of investors, including students and housewives; the latest to join the party on ..... Street are BPO employees.

  • 2

    An entrepreneur for over 35 years mentioned to me that it's a common misconception that it takes ..... of money to create a business; in his experience, many of the successful businesses out there have been started by people with little or no money at all.

  • 3

    ..... Funds for Investors was put into place to benefit those investors who have lost money because of the illegal or unethical activities of individuals or companies that violate securities regulations.

  • 4

    The cost of executive pension plans is rarely laid out for shareholders, but is usually so deep in a company's regulatory filings that it is difficult to find, let alone calculate; Critics call it 'stealth wealth' or '..... compensation'.

  • 5

    Say an entrepreneur selling a business is asking $2,000,000 based on projected revenue, but the buyer is willing to pay only $1,000,000 based on historical performance: ..... provision structures the deal so that the entrepreneur receives more than the buyer's offer only if the business achieves a certain level of gross sales.

  • 6

    In the stock market, ..... is associated with giving up any previous gains in stock price as investors sell equities in an effort to get out of the market and into less risky investments.

  • 7

    "I tell folks to invest to ..... well but not beyond the point that they no longer sleep well," said Richard F. DeMong, Virginia Bankers Professor of Bank Management at the University of Virginia, "That trade-off is different for each individual."

  • 8

    "My wife knows me as a perfidious stock picker; over the years my technique has been to buy a fallen ..... at 4, then ride it to 2, panic and bail." - Rich Karlgaard, "Do As I Say," Forbes, December 20, 1999.

  • 9

    When somebody likes a stock enough to back up the ....., the buyer is very bullish on it.

  • 10

    Accounting ..... can be seen either as a consequence of necessary rules regarding generally accepted accounting principles or as a result of management's attempts to massage the numbers to present a rosier financial picture of the firm.

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