"Leverage" was the most overused business buzzword this year, followed by "reach out" and "it is what it is," according to a survey released Friday. CNBC.com readers sent more examples:
"That's a good question". If we want to see a continuation of this "V-shaped recovery" we need more "Green shoots", maybe some "Out of the box thinking" is needed.
Buzzwords I hate:
1. Bernanke Bounce - i.e. the market has stopped going down and is now going up
2. Quantitive Easing - i.e. we are printing money
3. Impairment - i.e. we're writing off a ton of money
The one I hate is "110%"
Why would I want anyone working for me who has no grip on basic mathematics - let the banks employ them!
"Exceeded expectations" - street language for "We thought they would lose money, but they lost less than we thought."
"Negative growth": an oxymoron interpreted as "lost more ground".
DJ, Hong Kong
I am irritated by market pundits who recommend to "buy on dips"!
I hate 'going forward'.
I am sure I heard one commentator say:
'At the end of the day, going forward, you need to buy on the dips'