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After Facebook started selling its stock on the market, the price of each ______ dropped very quickly. But it has since rebounded.

When a market is trending downward, we call it a _______ market.

A good investor won’t become nervous when market _________ makes decisions difficult, because no one knows which way the market will go.

A blue chip stock is ownership in a corporation that ______________.

When a company announces its IPO, it is telling the market that ____________.

What is "equity"?

You are very lucky if you bought stocks before the beginning of a ________ market.

What is a "bond"?

Everyone wants an ROI with a positive _______.

A "fund" is a collection of investments that is managed by someone.


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189 Comments on “Business English Vocabulary: The Stock Market”


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Thank you very much Mr Adam

Monday, July 13th 2015

    Well, as far as I can see talking about the stock market is complicated.

    Getting familiar enough with all these terminology, however, it is a must for those planning to invest in the Stock Market soon.

    By the way, have you ever invested in the stock market Adam? You handle the terminology with great ease.

    Just one more question, do you MAKE or DO an investment?

    Tough lesson, but interesting.

    Have a marvelous week!

    Tuesday, July 14th 2015

      Excuse, the question is not adressed to me, but the answer is ‘ make an investment’. Have a good day, dude!

      Wednesday, July 15th 2015

        …Make money, etc…

        Wednesday, July 15th 2015

          Video Time (6:46)… ‘make some money’…

          Wednesday, July 15th 2015

          …’make some investment”…*

          Wednesday, July 15th 2015

      Hi Regino,

      Yes, I have played the market, but it’s nerve-wracking so I stopped :)

      You can make an investment, but ideally you will invest in something.

      Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thank you Adam. Very useful lesson.

Monday, July 13th 2015

90%! Good class! Thanks Adam!

Monday, July 13th 2015

70% first time done! Thanks you very much Mr Adam!

Monday, July 13th 2015

For me…it was very difficult lesson but good study. Thank you, Adam :)

Monday, July 13th 2015

Great skill of teaching ,Adam

Thank you….

Monday, July 13th 2015

Thank you so much Adam your lesson is quite difficult but however I got 7 correct out of 10 . I am happy with my score. Thank you Adam and Engvid.com

Monday, July 13th 2015

Thank You Mr. Adam

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thank you very much. Your explanation is easy to understand although the topic is total new to me.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

thank u very much Adam, i got 90 scores :)

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

I would like to appreciate you Adam for touching upon this vocabulary.Thank you very much for that:)
I have chosen “Capital market and Securities laws” subject for my higher studies.Even though this topic is confusing to understand,i really enjoy it in fact i have to deal with this kind of concepts daily.
I am quite curious about the bull sculpture which is generally put up in front of stock market.I don’t know whether i am right or wrong but i think it is considered as an auspicious sign for overall trading of stock market because bullish phase means market is going up which is a good sign.So i think we can relate it in this way.
Anyway,Adam your overall explanation was excellent as usual :-)Many thanks for that once again.
I would like to get a video on LAW VOCABULARY RELATED WITH COURT.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Thanks Tejalkk, I’ll see what I can do about the legal vocab lesson :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Good for you)

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

bond: a sort of government spy! LOLLLL

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks, Adam.
But I have a doubt.
“I will be back soon.”
then “I want to be back to… (a place)”
any grammar mistake here? esp. “to be back to”?
Thanks if you could help. :)

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Hi Sophie,

    I would say I want to get back to… or go back to… or return to…

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Fantastic lesson Adam, thank you. I am really thinking about investing money these days.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Great lesson!If someone wants to communicate with me, please add me on Skype cowberry120898

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks Adam, now i’am ready to invest a lot money to get rich!lol!!!

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks a lot, Adam. 80% i think not bad for my knowledge in finance )) Exelente lesson.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks sir for your effort it was an interesting topic :)
But I was wondering if u could please make a lesson about the news because they always use a high level vocabulary and I dont understand a word lol xD and also a lesson about the babies stuff and what they need because I dont know how to talk about them in English,,

Thanks sir you R the BeST ♡

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Hi Rena,

    I’ll get on those ideas :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

hello sir i am so happy that i came to know a lot of things from your lessons. i want an email address of your to take advice for my future.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Great Class Adam!! I have to learn more about this 60 :(

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Hi Adam,Thanks for your lesson.I got 100 score:)

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

I think it’s named BEAR MARKET because bears are clumsy and not very smart…am I right?

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Hi Katrin,

    It’s a good idea, but bears are actually quite agile. It’s the way they attack and bring prey down with their claws. :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

      Agree, Adam.

      Friday, July 31st 2015

Hello everyone, I wish to all of you have a nice day. I am a newcomer to this website, and I would like to ask a question that I have had for a long time. My question is about writing in English. Could we deliberately replace words in a sentence in order to make it seem more complex? For instance, intead of saying “I am sad,” could I say “I am dismal?” And instead of saying “You have a good behavior,” could I say “Your demeanor is bounteous?(I’m aware that those sentences are a bit distinct).” And I know that exists a particular context when trying to write certain words, but as far as I’m concerned, English is the most rich language in the world with about 250.000 words. Anyway, I appreciate your attention to my question. Thanks.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Yes, you can — but don’t overdo it, or else someone will tell you to put away the thesaurus! People can tell when you’re using longer words to seem smart, especially when you’re not 100% sure about the way the words are used. (For example, a native speaker would say something like “I am feeling dismal” and “Your conduct is exemplary.”)

    “Demeanour” means someone’s face, manner, attitude — less concrete than “behaviour”. Like “He said nothing, but his sinister demeanour made me want to leave.” “Bounteous” means “abundant” or “generous”, not just generally good. Like “We can look forward to a bounteous harvest this year.”

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

      All right. I got it, thanks for your time. I hope a happy day for you. :)

      Thursday, July 16th 2015

    Hi Anthony,

    First of all, welcome :)

    Just to add a point about language: complexity comes from sentences more than words. Using big words doesn’t make your writing better. Actually, it makes it less accessible to more people. It’s good to know these words in order to read a wider variety of books, but not necessarily for writing (unless you are writing poetry of some literary novels).

    Hope this helps :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

heloo Mr Adam. Can you give me any lesson about on the “IF CONDISHENAL”??

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Will do Grigol. In the meantime, so a search in the box at the top of the page and you will see some lessons already available.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Great class Adam, but i think that the stock market is not too good for investment in Brazil nowadays

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Hi guy, why my comment wasn`t approved?

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

      Possibly because you hadn’t commented before! First-time commenters need their comments manually approved.

      Wednesday, July 15th 2015

You’re the best always Adam Thank you so much <3
For my colleges Who needs to practice his Accent , you can be in touch on my FB account
https://www.facebook.com/anwar.lawer1

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thank you

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Excellent explanation Adam, please could you make a video about “Adverbs Collocation”?

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    I’ll see what I can do Valgarv ;)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks Adam! Important subject with interesting vocabulary very well explained!

Yields are generally defined to a certain period of time, such as one year, isn’t it?

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Hi Fcicerre,

    The yield is the gain, but it is usually expressed in terms of annual gain. Yield itself does not mean a time period.

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

      Hi Adam!

      Thanks for the reply.

      Yes, you made this very clear.

      Friday, July 31st 2015

nice lesson, thank you Adam

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

I got 10 correct out of 10 questions again. With these good lessons it is easy. Congratulations and thanks for you Adam and the engVid.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

I learned a lot with this video. There are a lot of theories about the origin of Bear Market and Bull Market terminology. I just though of one that sounds funny but make sense. Since Bears are great hibernators maybe it means that during negativism and pessimism we are forced to save more and invest less, a kind of “financial hibernation” quite what happened in the great depression.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

    Hi Iconica (new name? :) )

    I like this theory. ;)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

      Hello Adam, thank you for your videos they are awesome, and yes, I changed my name, ;).

      Friday, July 31st 2015

It was not easy to learn the terms of the stock market for me. I have had to review again and over again this lesson for understanding and memorizing them.
Thank you, Adam for this interesting lesson.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thanks for that

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thank you Adam it was very useful

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thx a lot

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Adam You are always overachiever when it comes to or understanding . Thank you so much

For my colleges Please if any one has good accent need to practice with me ” I have a fluent accent” You can be in touch with me on
facebook.com/anwar.lawer1

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Oohhh… :-O
It seems that a teacher from engVid has a future at the London Stock Exchange or Wall Street (And also as an Economics Professor… I got 9 correct out of 10) :)
I am sure you are practical with these tricks in your daily life.
I know my father regularly checks his bonds… (He reads stock indexes on teletext every day…) ;)
I should make that, too ;)

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

    Hi Antonella :)

    Why aren’t I rich then? lol

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Without watching this video I managed to get 90% ..(Lollz) my market knowledge is checked by this :p

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Really cool lesson! Seems you have some experience in investing

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thank u so much ,,
it was so hard i got 70

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Hello Adam,

This topic is really essential for those people who are in business. Thanks, I really benefited from it.
The more lessons on business English you give, the happier I am :)

Hoping to see you again soon, bye-bye!

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thnx adam verry usefull

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thanks

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Good lesson, Adam

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

I really learnt some knowledge from this lession!

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thank you very much! That’s very helpful! I got 10/10.

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Thank you so much Adam :) <3
Your lessons are always great.
I've got 90%.

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Thank you so much

Thursday, July 16th 2015

You are my hero!I petty like watching your video.

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Thank you!

Thursday, July 16th 2015

very good lesson!

Friday, July 17th 2015

Good lesson!

Friday, July 17th 2015

Great Adam! Explanation very clear, easy to understand and simple. I think you will be an awesome finance teacher. I just got 100%!!! if you can come with more securities terms like that I will greatly appreciate it, just to refresh my mind in finance.

Friday, July 17th 2015

I am very passionate about that field. I think if you come with more topics, I will put more interest on it. I created my portfolio in CNNMoney in order to practice, but sometimes I didn’t have good understanding in term of strategy.

Friday, July 17th 2015

How are you? I hope you’re doing well!
I’d like to make a request for a video about the preposition “to” followed by a “gerund”, as the following examples show:
She admitted “to having” stolen the car.
He confessed “to having slept” through most of the film.
She gets “to fretting” if I stay away from home too long.
I know that “to” is acting as a preposition, and similar to other prepositions, the verb must be followed by a “gerund”. However, sometimes this gets really confusing ’cause we’re so used to using to+base form (infinitive) that it sometimes seems really awkward.
Looking forward to hearing from you and watching the next videos.
Thanks!!

Friday, July 17th 2015

    I’ll get on that Henry :) I know it gives lots of people trouble.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Hello, …. yes? Can I speak with Mr “Michael Adam Douglas” please? And who wants talk to him? An old toothless yuppie from the 80’s you know, I still have some stocks from that time, I want to know if he is still interested on buying them!…..KLONG….?? Hello, ?? Hello? Are you there……? Hellooooo?!?

Saturday, July 18th 2015

    Wall Street? lol

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Oops 9/10

Saturday, July 18th 2015

great lesson Adam!love it.thank you.

Saturday, July 18th 2015

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Saturday, July 18th 2015

thanks brother

Sunday, July 19th 2015

Thank Adam for your financial explanation

Sunday, July 19th 2015

Hi Adam, Do you have any private lessons?

Sunday, July 19th 2015

    Hi M. I do Skype lessons for test prep.

    You can get more info at writetotop.com
    :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

    Thank you for asking the Q.

    Saturday, August 1st 2015

100% Thanks

Monday, July 20th 2015

Thank you so much. I got 70 and I think that is good time to listening

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Please make a lesson video on Hairdressing, haircutting, and whatever situation in contact with the barber, hairstyle maker and the vocabulary related to types of hairstyles, beards, sideburns etc..
Thank you.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

    I’ll see what I can do Omaxios

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

goog lerning with mr. adam
I hop contacte with evry one hwo spack english well

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Learn well with mr.Adam
I hope to communicate with everyone who speaks English
By scype: amerbathich

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Hi Adam! Is there any list of verbs after which ME,HER,THEM,HIM,US,YOU must be used with TO? For example:
I spoke TO him; I called her.
Thank you.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

    Hi Katrin,

    I’m not entirely sure I get the question. You can say I spoke to Linda. Any verb that involves an action directed at a person can take to + pronoun.

    give, take, bring, etc.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

      Adam but CALLED action too! I can’t get that…

      Saturday, August 1st 2015

        Oh, ok. You’re having trouble with transitive and intransitive verbs. Transitive verbs, such as called, need an object (so no ‘to’). Intransitive verbs don’t take an object, so if directed at someone, they need a preposition.

        John laughed at/shouted at/pointed to Bill.
        John cried to Bill
        John hit Bill.
        John insulted Bill.
        etc.

        Does this help?

        Saturday, August 15th 2015

Thanks!

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Hi Adam, thank you so much for this new lesson, it really helped a lot. I’m recommending engVid to my friends. It’s a very good tool for us who are learning English. You’re an excellent teacher as well your colleagues. Is there a way that I can contact somebody to practice my English?. Thanks for all your great lessons.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

    Thanks Sahuayo,

    You can ask everyone here in the forum. I’m sure someone will be happy to talk to you.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

i got 90; Suwun yo dam adam

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

last task, it must be “portfolio”, not fund, why??

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

    Hi Mukti,

    Actually, fund is the correct answer. It is managed by someone else. Portfolio is the collection of investments you own.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

I really love this website! lol

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Thank you Adam, this lesson helps me a lot to understand how the Stock Markets work.

Friday, July 24th 2015

Excellent lesson Adam….

If possible, I’d like to watch a lesson about Foreign Trade: Import and Export Goods, Custom Clearance, etc.

Thank you!

Friday, July 24th 2015

    I’ll see what I can do Enilson.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks a lot Adam , I t is one of the most important lessons I learned.

Saturday, July 25th 2015

Hi Adam how you doing ? Ok I would like to ask if you can make a lesson
About pronunciation ,there some word out there wich are very difficult to me to make difference in their pronunciation exemple : weird & ward , word , wast , waist , etc……
Hope you could help
Until next time , have a great day

Sunday, July 26th 2015

    Hi Oussouby,

    I’ll see what i can do :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D
Thanks Adam

Sunday, July 26th 2015

thank you Adam, This lesson so useful for me :)

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

thank you Adam this lesson is very intersting

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Thank you Adam!

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Adam one more question. The sentence:
– I just try to leave a little more room for diversity(room means opportunity).
Is this sentence OK or there is some more common way to say that?
Thank you.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

    Hi Katrin,

    room here is more about flexibility (which includes opportunity). It’s about not limiting yourself.
    :)

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

      Thank you. The sentence is OK..?

      Saturday, August 1st 2015

        Yup, it’s good.

        Saturday, August 15th 2015

    Hey Katrin) please write to me

    Friday, August 7th 2015

Excellent !!!

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thank you everybody. Good luck with your investments, whether in the markets or in English, or in everyday life ;)

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks Adam!

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Thank you so much for explanation investing. Awesome lesson. Looking forward to seeing next your lesson.

Thank you again,

Respectfully,

Ariunbolor Purvee

Saturday, August 1st 2015

100% thanks so much.

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

good,mr Adam))

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

These are some difficult things for me to know about the stock market until I watch this video and get your explanation. Thank Adam.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

kindda difficult but its needed to learn

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Very useful! Thanks appreciated!

Thursday, August 6th 2015

fantastic lesson, thank you !

Thursday, August 6th 2015

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Will anyone help me to get that level? (now intermediate)
Someone from Canada will be awesome.
Here is my contact information.
skype: catwazel_artur
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Thank you!

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you so much!

Saturday, August 8th 2015

Good class, thanks teacher adam

Monday, August 10th 2015

I work with stock Market and I found very interesting your vocabullary. It adds a lot. Thanks Adan.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

My bad. Spelling mistake.
* VOCABULARY

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Hi Adam, I’ve got 9/10 point, if I concentrate on your lesson, I’ll get good results, thank you so much

Sunday, August 16th 2015

Thank you so much…
sir Adam

Sunday, August 16th 2015

Very good class! It improved my vocabulary.
Thanks.

Sunday, August 16th 2015

Really interesting lesson about a topic so complicated
Thanks

Monday, August 17th 2015

Thank you vary much. it was very interesting

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

Dear,
After greeting
I would like to learn English business in the filed of logistics, exporting, importing, the meaning of FOB ,CIF,.. ETC.
so if you can submit 3 or 4 videos for that I will appreciate your efforts.
Thanks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

Good lesson.
Thanks Adadm.

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Thank you very much Adam. You are an amazing teacher.
All the best !

Monday, September 7th 2015

Thanks Adam , have to listen the diferences between stock and share once more!!!
Great class!!!

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Thank you so much, Sir..!!

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

First time that I study business word it so difficult .but when i have quiz i got 80 :)

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Hi Adam, I love your business class. It was amazing cause I work with this matter.
Is it possible to attend a private class?
It follows my email address: ftroentle@hotmail.com

Monday, September 21st 2015

9/10 Thanks!

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

Thank you for a great review about stock market..got 9/10 ;)

Sunday, October 4th 2015

A very clear explanation of business terms. Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

thank you adam,for your good lesson…i got 100 score

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

yahoo,i got 100 score..thank you adam for your good lesson.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Hello Adam

Saturday, October 10th 2015

thank you for the class. are there any other lesson about businees english?

Thursday, October 15th 2015

It was just kind of Good lesson for me To learn more about Stock Market Everything is just necessary for English learner whoever just think that wants to learn English.. Must everything to know and Learn In English this is must I would say..
Dear Mr.Adam Really thank you for effort and you did your presentation well all the way can It can help to people who really wants to know English Vocabulary more and learning English language too..

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Thanks! The vocabularies about stocks are really difficult for me.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

Thanks Adam

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

yea so nice

Friday, October 30th 2015

I’m much interested in these sort of business lines & thanks for this helpful lessons Adam

Monday, November 2nd 2015

thank you Mr. Adam ,it was perfect as all the time

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

thanks adam

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

i loved this lesson as it is my dream job to work in the market and become a broker.
that reminds me of my commerce college.

Friday, November 13th 2015

Dear Adam:
Thanks for the useful lesson.

Monday, November 16th 2015

Thanks

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

HI Mr ADAM thanks a lot….
I have been watching you lessons since 2013.I wish you lucky in all situations in you life.

Saturday, November 21st 2015

Hi Adam, I simply got 100% of my test and this is as a result of your brillant class. Congratulaions my friend

Monday, November 23rd 2015

excellent very easy to understand

Saturday, December 5th 2015

hi Adam, can you tell me something about
gilt-edged stock

Saturday, December 5th 2015

thanks

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Thanks, Adam. I find the lesson useful in practicing business English.

Monday, January 4th 2016

This a a good site I am very happy that I found it and thanks for the (good) videos

Friday, January 22nd 2016

thanks for this amazing, interesting lesson.

LG Tahir

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

Sir, Request you to do a session on pronominal adverb(i.e. hereon, hereof etc.)

Monday, February 1st 2016

Hi Adam, This is my favorite subject. Thanks !!!!!!

You explain with property each term, that it is not usual for outsiders of finance and investments… You are not only good teach, probably you’re a good investor too. Thanks again.

Friday, February 26th 2016

Interesting lesson, even if the concepts are not new to me. I’m happy I found you on youtube.

Monday, March 14th 2016

Share and stock still confuse.

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Awesome !! Thanks…

Friday, April 15th 2016

Did you check the last question of the quiz? Is that correct? I don’t remember the question but “fund” is not the same “mutual fund”. 9/10 I failed in that.

Monday, April 25th 2016

I really like to learn this lesson and I hope I can improve my English.thank you

Monday, May 9th 2016

Nice lesson

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Teacher Adam thanks for this lesson , I don’t really like economy or business but this video is so smart and simple , you really have a distinct way of lecturing and a nice accent . is it Canadian ?

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Thank you sir Adam. Some of the vocabularies are new to me. Thanks so much. I got 100. I am so happy =)

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

thanks, I really got the point. thanks Adam

Thursday, August 11th 2016

amaizing lesson. I want to ask. In mutual funds, my gains depending the ability of manager to manage my money and other company’s money?
Exist blue chip stock of mutual funds? who have good reputation in market?

Saturday, August 20th 2016
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