地道美语听力播客:The Stock Market
日期:2011-03-03 11:25

(单词翻译:单击)

Heather: What’s the matter? You look terrible.

Paul: Haven’t you seen the paper? The stock market went down a lot yesterday. The NASDAQ is down 100 points and the Dow is down 30! My portfolio is in big trouble.

Heather: I knew you had some stock options in this company, but I didn’t know you were so heavily invested in the market.

Paul: I’m invested in the bond market, in derivatives, and I have shares in a lot of companies that took a nosedive yesterday.

Heather: I’m sure you have a good stockbroker who has made sure that your portfolio is diversified and you have different kinds of securities.

Paul: That’s my problem. I don’t have a stockbroker. I decided to invest on my own and to go for less secure stocks hoping for a better return. I thought I could tell the difference between a bear and a bull market as well as the brokers. I guess I was wrong.

Heather: The drop in stock prices won’t last. I’m sure the market will rebound. Just don’t panic and sell everything. The old saying, “buy low, sell high,” is still a good idea, I think.

Paul: I know, I know. I won’t do anything stupid— that is, I won’t do anything even more stupid. I’ll wait to see what happens before taking any action.

Heather: That’s a good idea. Come on. I’ll buy you lunch.

Paul: Thanks. Now that I’m poor, I won’t say ‘no’ to your charity.

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重点单词
  • havenn. 港口,避难所,安息所 v. 安置 ... 于港中,
  • bondn. 债券,结合,粘结剂,粘合剂 vt. 使结合,为 .
  • stockn. 存货,储备; 树干; 血统; 股份; 家畜 adj
  • charityn. 慈善,慈善机关(团体), 仁慈,宽厚
  • securitiesn. 有价证券;担保;保证人;抵押物(security的
  • portfolion. 文件夹,作品集,证券投资组合
  • panicn. 恐慌 adj. 惊慌的 vt. 使 ... 惊慌
  • secureadj. 安全的,牢靠的,稳妥的 vt. 固定,获得,使