upside up‧side [ˈʌpsaɪd] noun [singular]
FINANCE the amount that the price of a share, bond etc is expected to rise:

• The bonds' upside is limited - they are unlikely to rise above 100% of their face value.

• The stock is at a low and could have upside potential (= could rise ) .

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upside UK US /ˈʌpsaɪd/ noun [S]
an advantage: upside of/to sth »

One upside of a slowdown in demand is that it means there is less danger of inflation.


The building needs some work, but on the upside it's located in the best part of the business district.

Compare DOWNSIDE(Cf. ↑downside)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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