Business buzzwords: Penny stock

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

    A small group of speculators will accumulate a large number of shares in a penny stock, and once their positions are in place, they will release positive financial ..... - news so unexpected and titillating it can drastically affect people's perception of the stock; the intent is to get small time investors to start trading irrationally.

  • 2

    We are downgrading Brady Corp. to ..... perform from outperform, as we believe the issues the company is facing in its OEM business may take several quarters to resolve, which will likely limit stock appreciation until visibility improves.

  • 3

    When she hears stirrings of a corporate takeover by the family's archrival, North Grayhawk, Jocelyn heads to North's ranch to offer a valuable commodity - herself - if he will call off his plans: "He's the man my shark ..... says is our anonymous corporate raider," she explained.

  • 4

    To many, perhaps most, observers of today's legal scene, a 'white .....' law firm is nothing more than a large, prominent firm serving a primarily corporate clientele; but those who entered the profession before the 1980s can remember a time when there were those firms and there were the Jewish firms, and the former worked to keep it that way.

  • 5

    When you 'pay ..... first', you send 10% of your paycheck (your take-home pay) to a separate account before you have a chance to spend it; combined with your tax-deferred savings, this monthly contribution to your long-term savings will make you wealthy over time.

  • 6

    Stop ..... is a practice by traders and/or market makers whereby they move prices intentionally to hit a specific level in order to trigger the stop orders they know are piled up there; the reason for doing so is to be able to take the other side of those trades and profit by the short-term move the flurry of activity creates.

  • 7

    This is a good place to start if your company isn't one of the elite investment banks that pay their top traders to attend; this information is critical to trading success, and if you want to make a ..... a year ($US1million in trading terms) you better start here.

  • 8

    Any 'stock .....' is subject to detailed fundamental analysis using a framework based on four key factors of quality, value, growth and change; if detailed analysis demonstrates the opportunity for a stock to achieve a significant return, it becomes a conviction recommendation and is swiftly communicated to product managers for consideration in portfolios.

  • 9

    At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you may find yourself in the position of having to help your children with college expenses while at the same time looking after the needs of your aging parents: squeezed in the middle, you've joined the ranks of the '..... generation'.

  • 10

    The Rule of ..... is a rule whereby the sum of the inflation rate and the P/E ratio of the Dow Jones Industrial Average is an indicator of the direction of the stock market.

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