Blingo is Business Lingo; an informative series about the lingo and lexicon of all career related fields. Equipping you with necessary vocabulary in an approachable manner.

Journal Staff3 years ago
Origin of ‘Always Be Closing’
Children and successful business men have more in common than you may think. One of the first few things they learn in their formative years of life as a child or a businessman are their ABCs. "A-B-C....
Rachel A. David3 years ago
What is a Bear-Hug and a Godfather Offer?
If you hear talks about a godfather offer or a bear-hug, you might assume you are being invited over for a movie marathon, or that someone wants to give you a warm embrace. While that may be the case, in business lingo these terms often indicate that a lot–a lot–of money is at stake. The bear hug and the godfather are two of many kinds of corporate takeover strategies and describe tactics used by an acquiring company to acquire the shares of a target company. Depending on a variety of factors, d...
Zach Foster3 years ago
What Is A "Dead Cat Bounce"? 
A "dead cat bounce" is what happens when a stock value that has been plunging downward suddenly recovers slightly, only to begin falling again. Investor and author Thomas Bulkowski classifies the brie...
Natasha Sydor3 years ago
Defining ‘The Big Short’
There are two sides an investor can take in a trade: a long position or a short position. For the average investor investing in their retirement accounts, a long position is all they need to worry about. However, for investors looking for additional profit potential, then using short positions can be a viable option. Let’s examine what both long and short positions are, and then discuss the pros and cons of using shorts in your own portfolio.
Zach Foster3 years ago
What Is the Puke Point? 
If you know much about trading and investing market and stock shares, then you’ll know the “puke point” is the dark, bleak horror land that no investor ever wants to reach... but likely will eventually. At the very best, hitting the puke point means a really crappy day in the market. At worst, the puke point spells out financial ruin for traders or investors who put too many eggs in one shaky basket.