LQ Biz English #14 🖊

Business English learners this blog is for you!!

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Today’s LQ blog is about English investment vocabs↓


Bid The price a buyer is willing to offer for shares in a company.


Blue Chip Stocks Stocks of leading companies with a reputation for stable growth and earnings.


Bond Certificate issued by companies and governments to their lenders.


Business angel A wealthy person who invests their money in start-ups in return for a percentage ownership.


Capital Money and other property of companies used in transacting the business.


Capital stock All shares representing ownership of a company.


Commodities Products such as agricultural products & natural resources are traded on a separate authorized commodities exchange.


Dividend A portion of a company’s earnings is paid to the shareholders・stockholders on a quarterly or annual basis.


Equity The value of stocks and shares; the net value of the mortgaged property.

(株式と株式の価値。 抵当財産の正味価値。)

Equities Stocks and shares which represent a portion of the capital of a company.


Futures Contracts to buy or sell securities at a future date.


Insider A person who has access to inside information concerning the company.


Insider dealing/trading Buying or selling with the help of information known only to those connected with the business.


IPO Initial Public Offering – selling part of a company on the stock market.


Issue Put into circulation a number of a company’s shares for sale.


Liabilities The debts and obligations of a company or an individual.


Mortgage Agreement by which a bank or building society lends money for the purchase of property, such as a house or apartment. The property is the security for the loan.

(銀行または建築協会が、家やアパートなどの財産の購入にお金を貸す契約。 プロパティは、ローンのセキュリティです。)

Mutual fund Savings fund that uses cash from a pool of savers to buy securities such as stock, bonds, or real estate.


Option The right to buy and sell certain securities at a specified price and period of time.


Par value Nominal face value.


Penny stock Shares selling at less than $1 a share.


Portfolio Various types of securities held by an individual or institution.


Securities Transferable certificates showing ownership of stocks, bonds, shares, options, etc.


Share The capital of a company is divided into shares which entitle the owner, or shareholder, to a proportion of the profits.


Share certificate Certificate representing the number of shares owned by an investor.


Shareholder Owner of shares. (株式の所有者。)
Speculator Someone who buys and sells stocks and shares in the hope of making a profit through changes in their value.


Stock Shares (a portion of the capital of a business company) held by an investor.


Stockbroker A licensed professional who buys and sells stocks and shares for clients in exchange for a fee called a ‘commission’.


Stockholder A person who owns stocks and shares. (株と株式を所有する人。)
Trader An investor who holds stocks and securities for a short time (minutes, hours or days) with the objective of making

a profit from short-term gains in the market. Investment is generally based on stock price rather than on an evaluation of the company.


Trading session The period during which the Stock Exchange is open for trading.


Venture capital Money raised by companies to finance new ventures in exchange for a percentage ownership.


Yield Return on investment shown as a percentage.



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