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2011.05.20 (Review of 2007.08.03 edition)

Here's a performance that might just rouse you to stand up and shout “Encore! Encore!”

Today's Lesson
(investment) PERFORMANCE   (投資)成果、業績成果、パフォーマンス

Explanation

  • The performance of an investment is the rate of return on that investment over a period of time.

    To say that an investment “performs well” or “performs poorly” means that the rate of return is good or poor, respectively.
  • 投資に関して performance と言うと、一定期間における投資の収益率、つまり、成果、という意味になります。

    投資について、perform well または perform poorly と言うと、それぞれ、収益率が高い、または低い、という意味になります。
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(investment) PERFORMANCE

examples

  1. The stock's performance over the past 5 years has been very impressive, showing average returns of 14% per year.
  2. The past performance of a mutual fund cannot be used to forecast future returns.
  3. (fictional financial news)
    Australian stocks have been performing poorly so far today, with a slight drop in commodities prices across the board.
  4. My portfolio has consistently outperformed (= performed better than) both the S&P 500 and the Dow.

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