A collection of investments, real and/or financial. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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portfolio port‧fo‧li‧o [pɔːtˈfəʊliəʊ ǁ pɔːrtˈfoʊlioʊ] noun
1. [countable] FINANCE a collection of shares owned by a person or company:

• European stocks make up 50% of his investment portfolio.

• a measure of portfolio performance

2. [countable] COMMERCE MARKETING all the products or services offered by a particular business:

• The company has struck a deal with a biotechnology company of similar size and product portfolio.

3. [countable, uncountable] the area of responsibility of a particular government minister in Britain or cabinet member in the US government:

• He was given the Agriculture portfolio.

• the Minister Without Portfolio (= with general responsibilities )

4. [countable] a large flat case, used especially for carrying drawings and documents

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   An investor's collection, or holding, of financial instruments.

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portfolio UK US /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊliəʊ/ noun [C] (plural portfolios)
FINANCE a collection of different investments that are owned by a particular person or organization: »

an investment portfolio


a property portfolio

have/hold a portfolio »

These funds are less risky because you hold a portfolio selected and monitored by a specialist manager.

build (up) a portfolio »

You could build up a portfolio including UK funds.

a balanced/diversified portfolio »

It's a diversified portfolio, which will lower the risk.

a global/international portfolio »

These funds are impossible to ignore if you want a broad international portfolio.

a bond/stock/share portfolio »

These shares should amount to no more than 10 or 20% of a stock portfolio.

COMMERCE, FINANCE the range of products or services that a company offers, or the businesses that someone owns: »

Customer reaction to our product portfolio has been extremely positive.


The hotel group's brand portfolio includes about 15 complementary brands, from luxury to budget hotels.

strong/broad portfolio »

We will continue to have a strong portfolio of businesses with an annual turnover of approximately £1.65bn.

build up/expand a portfolio »

He and associates want to build up a portfolio of money-making websites.

GOVERNMENT the particular job or area of responsibility that a member of a government has : »

One of the most significant changes is in the trade portfolio.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Portfolio — Portfolio …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Portfolio — may refer to:* Portfolio (finance), a collection of investments held by an institution or a private individual * Portfolio (government), the post and responsibilities of a head of a government department * Portfolio (album), an album by Grace… …   Wikipedia

  • Portfolio — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Portfolio europeo de las lenguas (PEL) es un documento personal potenciado por el Consejo de Europa, en el que el usuario o alumno que está aprendiendo una lengua bien en un contexto escolar, bien fuera de él… …   Wikipedia Español

  • portfolio — [ pɔrtfɔljo ] n. m. • v. 1970; mot angl. « portefeuille » (1722); empr. it. portafogli ♦ Ensemble de photographies ou de gravures, non reliées, présenté dans un coffret, une pochette. On trouve parfoisporte folio [ pɔrt(ə)fɔljo ] . ● portfolio… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • portfolio — port·fo·lio /pōrt fō lē ō/ n: the securities held by an investor: the commercial paper held by a financial institution (as a bank) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. portfolio …   Law dictionary

  • Portfolio — Port*fol io, n. [F. portefeuille; porter to carry + feuille a leaf. See {Port} to carry, and {Folio}.] 1. A portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portfólio — s. m. O mesmo que portefólio.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês portfolio …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Portfolĭo — (ital., so v.w. Portefeuille), Zeitschrift, welche in 45 Nummern vom 21. Novbr. 1825 bis zum 27. Mai 1837 in London erschien (erst vom Buchhändler Ridgway, dann von den Gebrüdern Schoberl herausgeg.) u. geheime Staatsacten aus der neuesten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Portfolĭo — (v. ital. Portafogli[o], soviel wie Portefeuille), eine Sammlung wichtiger diplomatischer Dokumente, die der Russenfeind Urquhart (s. d.) 1835–1837 zu London in 45 Nummern herausgegeben hat; die wichtigsten waren russische Depeschen von 1826 bis… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Portfolio — Portfolio, ital., was Portefeuille; dann Zeitschrift, von der in London (vom Nov. 1835 bis Mai 1837) 45 Nummern herauskamen, diplomatische Aktenstücke, die namentlich die russ. Politik bloßstellen sollten; als Herausgeber gilt Urquuhart, der… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • portfolio — m. Porfolio …   Enciclopedia Universal

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