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15:23 Sep 1, 2008
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Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: investment or placement or both?
However, placements / investments are more diversified nowadays: besides technology, there are other very attractive sectors including, biotechnology, entertainment,...

Could these words be used as synonyms in this context? thanks in advance. Suggestions welcome.
Lakasa Stnorden
Local time: 16:48
English translation:investments
Explanation:
placement is used in specific contexts, such as placing securities issues on the market... it's almost the mirror image of investing...

And yes, investment is generally the proper translation of "colocación" when used in the sense you seem to be getting at...
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Marian Greenfield
Local time: 15:48
Grading comment
many thanks
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investments


Explanation:
placement is used in specific contexts, such as placing securities issues on the market... it's almost the mirror image of investing...

And yes, investment is generally the proper translation of "colocación" when used in the sense you seem to be getting at...

Marian Greenfield
Local time: 15:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 36
Grading comment
many thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty: Placement can even be placement of investments.
21 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Manjula Dias-Hargarter, Ph.D.
33 mins
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agree  Ken Cox: of course, you can also place funds in an investment... ;-)
45 mins
  -> true... thanks

agree  Aurelio111
47 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Demi Ebrite
2 hrs
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agree  veratek
2 hrs
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agree  webguru
7 hrs
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agree  Gary D: placement of funds in investments, shares, bricks and morter, industry or diversified portfolios
16 hrs
  -> thanks

agree  Ioanna Daskalopoulou: As Marian says placement is used for specific purposes like the procedure followed for the issue of new shares..
18 hrs
  -> exactly... thanks

agree  Phong Le
1 day9 hrs
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