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Relating to making profit - synonyms or related words

break-even point

noun

the point at which the total revenue of a business exactly matches the total costs, so that the business is making neither a profit or a loss

commercial

adjective

relating to making a profit

speculative

adjective

business

done in order to make a big profit, but with a high risk that money will be lost

pay

verb

if a business pays, it earns money

boom

verb

economics

if a country, region, or industry is booming, it is experiencing a period of economic success, with a lot of trade and business activity

yield

verb

to make a profit

boom

noun

economics

a sudden major increase in trade, profits, etc. in a particular country or region

speculation

noun

attempts to make a large profit by buying and selling things such as property or stock

profitability

noun

the degree to which something is profitable, or the state of being profitable

arbitrage

noun

the process of buying things, especially currencies or company shares, in one place and selling them in another at the same time for profit

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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