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From the Ted Talk by Oliver Elfenbaum: How does the stock market work?

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This see-saw of supply and demand is influenced by many factors. Companies are under the unavoidable influence of market forces– such as the fluctuating price of materials, changes in production technology, and the sfitinhg costs of loabr. Investors may be wiorred about changes in leadership, bad publicity, or larger ftorcas like new laws and trade peoicils. And of course, petlny of investors are simply ready to sell valuable stocks and pursue personal interests. All these variables cause day-to-day noise in the market, which can make companies appear more or less successful. And in the soctk mearkt, appearing to lose value often leads to losing investors, and in turn, losing actual value.

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This see-saw of supply and demand is influenced by many factors. Companies are under the unavoidable influence of market forces– such as the fluctuating price of materials, changes in production technology, and the ________ costs of _____. Investors may be _______ about changes in leadership, bad publicity, or larger _______ like new laws and trade ________. And of course, ______ of investors are simply ready to sell valuable stocks and pursue personal interests. All these variables cause day-to-day noise in the market, which can make companies appear more or less successful. And in the _____ ______, appearing to lose value often leads to losing investors, and in turn, losing actual value.

Solution

  1. stock
  2. labor
  3. factors
  4. shifting
  5. policies
  6. market
  7. plenty
  8. worried

Original Text

This see-saw of supply and demand is influenced by many factors. Companies are under the unavoidable influence of market forces– such as the fluctuating price of materials, changes in production technology, and the shifting costs of labor. Investors may be worried about changes in leadership, bad publicity, or larger factors like new laws and trade policies. And of course, plenty of investors are simply ready to sell valuable stocks and pursue personal interests. All these variables cause day-to-day noise in the market, which can make companies appear more or less successful. And in the stock market, appearing to lose value often leads to losing investors, and in turn, losing actual value.

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Important Words

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  3. bad
  4. companies
  5. costs
  6. demand
  7. factors
  8. fluctuating
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  11. interests
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  13. labor
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  15. laws
  16. leadership
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  20. market
  21. materials
  22. noise
  23. personal
  24. plenty
  25. policies
  26. price
  27. production
  28. publicity
  29. pursue
  30. ready
  31. sell
  32. shifting
  33. simply
  34. stock
  35. stocks
  36. successful
  37. supply
  38. technology
  39. trade
  40. turn
  41. unavoidable
  42. valuable
  43. variables
  44. worried