Polster

English translation: buffer

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German term or phrase:Polster
English translation:buffer

12:53 Jun 9, 2016
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German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Investment / Securities
German term or phrase: Polster
Hi guys,

I'm struggling with a section of a very long financial document. Here is the entire segment for context:

Die Märkte verhalten sich heutzutage teilweise sehr volatil und erfahrungsgemäß gibt sich auch der kleinste und vorsichtigste Anleger auf Dauer nicht mit Cent Beträgen als Gewinn zufrieden und erhöht auf kurz oder lang das Volumen derartig, dass einfach zu wenig "Polster" auf dem Konto vorhanden ist, als das die eingegebenen Positionen die Schwankungen am Markt dauerhaft überstehen könnten.

The last part, especially the term "Polster", is giving me a particular headache.

Thanks,

Gavin
Gavin O'Leary
Ireland
Local time: 17:30
buffer
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Have you considered 'buffer'?

M.-W. says
a means or device used as a cushion against the shock of fluctuations in business or financial activity
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Cilian O'Tuama
Germany
Local time: 18:30
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buffer


Explanation:
Have you considered 'buffer'?

M.-W. says
a means or device used as a cushion against the shock of fluctuations in business or financial activity

Cilian O'Tuama
Germany
Local time: 18:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
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agree  Ramey Rieger
25 mins

agree  philgoddard: You'd have to say something like "not enough of a buffer". And "cushion" works well too.
27 mins

neutral  Ted Wozniak: Buffer works but I think "cushion" works better
27 mins
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