Real English Conversation - 95 : Share market

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Tom: Have you been following the stock market lately?

Julia: Yes, it's been quite volatile lately. What do you think about the current trend? I noticed that tech stocks have been doing well.

Tom: Yes, companies like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have been performing consistently. On the other hand, some of the energy and travel stocks have been struggling.

Julia: That's true. The pandemic has definitely had an impact on those industries. Do you think it's a good time to buy or sell stocks?

Tom: It depends on the individual stocks and the investor's goals. It's always a good idea to do your research before making any decisions.I've been keeping an eye on some of the emerging markets.

Julia: Those can be risky, but they can also offer high rewards. What do you think about cryptocurrency?

Tom: It's a highly volatile market, but it has the potential for high returns if you're willing to take the risk. I've been reading about the impact of inflation on the stock market.

Julia: Yes, inflation can cause fluctuations in the market, but it can also provide opportunities for growth in certain sectors. I've been diversifying my portfolio to mitigate risk.

Tom: That's a smart strategy. It's important to have a mix of stocks, bonds, and other assets. What do you think about the impact of politics on the stock market?

Julia: Political events can definitely have an impact on the market, but it's important to focus on the long-term trends and fundamentals. Overall, it's important to have a solid investment plan and stick to it.

Tom: I agree. It's important to avoid making impulsive decisions based on short-term trends.

Question 1:

What type of stocks have been performing well lately?

Question 2:

What is a smart strategy for mitigating risk in investing?

Question 3:

What can cause fluctuations in the stock market?

Question 4:

What is a potential risk of investing in cryptocurrency?

Question 5:

What is a good way to make investment decisions?

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