Friday, July 14, 2006


Some English students get into trouble when trying to use “money” words to describe situations or to come up with some ideas. Very often they mix up or don’t know Finances and Economy vocabulary and can’t get across their viewpoints.
Check these essential money words. Study them and never get confused again

  • When things go up you can say that stock prices have advanced, climbed, increased, risen or gained ground.
  • Similarly,you can talk about an advance, a climb, a hike, an increase or a rise.
  • If they are going up slightly after a rough period you could say that prices are picking up, turning up, edging up, edging higher, edging ahead, firming, recovering or strengthening; in other words there has been a pick-up, turn-up, upswing or recovery.
  • If they go up quickly and substantially, you might say they have jumped, leaped, roared ahead, roared up, rocketed, shot ahead, shot up, skyrocketed, soared or surged. If they can't go any further they are peaking. So if you describe the top price of your company shares last year, you might say that "Share prices peaked at $75 dollars a unit, $20 dollars up from their top market price the previous week."
  • When prices or wages go down, you can describe this movement as a decline, drop, fall, retreat or slide.
  • Again, you could say, for example, that interest rates are declining, dropping, falling, retreating, sliding, slipping or, rather more colorfully, heading south or losing ground.
  • If the fall is only slight you might talk about a downsizing, downturn, turndown or slowdown. This means that prices are dipping, drifting (lower) or edging down. If the fall is dramatic, you can say that prices have dived, nosedived, plummeted, plunged or tumbled. Perhaps you are expecting a crash, collapsed or slump.

    Ethan75 said...

    try explaining Net Capital and Customer Fund.

    Joe W said...

    you'd better search for results on any wiki. Daniel is busy these days...