a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
"he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"
a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
"the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"; "every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
"they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio"
the role of the head of a government department
"he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.
The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.
The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.
Origin: From Italian; cognate with the French portefeuille ("folder, wallet"), from the Latin verb portare ("to carry") and folium ("sheet"). The meaning "collection of responsibilities" came by extension in the 1930s.
a portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc
hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of war; to resign the portfolio
Origin: [F. portefeuille; porter to carry + feuille a leaf. See Port to carry, and Folio.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōrt-fō′li-ō, n. a portable case for loose papers, drawings, &c.: a collection of such papers: the office of a minister of state. [Sp. portafolio—L. portāre, to carry, folium, a leaf.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Portfolio' in Nouns Frequency: #1888
The numerical value of Portfolio in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Portfolio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We believe that in times when risk and uncertainty is most prevalent, protecting a portfolio’s capital base is far more important that speculation.
We're going to continue, in the long run, to diversify the portfolio globally, over the long run you'll see a larger proportion of our portfolio attached to those regions with higher expected growth.
It is important to fully understand the performance variables, benefits, and risks of each investment and why you'd want to add each investment to your portfolio in amounts that fit your risk appetite
We're 48 hours before the election, there was no doubt such spin would come, i didn't ask for the finance portfolio from Herzog or from Netanyahu. I asked for the finance portfolio only from the public.
Unlike many in the investment community, I classify gold and other high volatility assets as speculative investments, so although I would invest in gold, I would keep its share of the portfolio to minimum and would monitor them closely.
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Translations for Portfolio
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- χαρτοφυλάκιο, δείγμα εργασίας, χαρτοφύλακας, υπουργείοGreek
- cartera de inversiones, cartera, portafolio, portafolios, carpeta de trabajosSpanish
- salkku, arvopaperisalkku, osakesalkku, portfolio, ministerinsalkkuFinnish
- portefeuille, portfolioFrench
- tárca, irattáska, mappa, aktatáska, portfólióHungarian
- cartella, portafoglioItalian
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