Portfolio meaning

pôrt-fō'lē-ō'
The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
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The definition of a portfolio is a flat case used for carrying loose sheets of paper or a combination of investments or samples of completed works.

An example of portfolio is a briefcase.

An example of portfolio is an individual's various investments.

An example of portfolio is an artist's display of past works.

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A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.
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All of the assets and investments, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and cash, that a person or business owns. A professional who manages a portfolio is called a portfolio manager. Often, investors group their portfolios into different asset classes with a targeted percentage of each asset. For instance, one potential asset allocation formula for a portfolio is 60 percent stocks, 30 percent bonds, and 10 percent cash. Asset allocation protects the value of a portfolio. If equities decline, for example, then bonds likely will rise, which helps protect the portfolio’s value.
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A flat, portable case, usually of leather, for carrying loose sheets of paper, manuscripts, and drawings; briefcase.
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Such a case for state documents.
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The office of a minister of state or member of a cabinet.
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The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.
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A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.
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The office or post of a cabinet member or minister of state.
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A selection of representative works, as of an artist.
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The total of the securities (consisting of stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, and so on) held by an individual at any one time.
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(politics) The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.
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Origin of portfolio

  • Italian portafoglio portare to carry (from Latin portāre per-2 in Indo-European roots) foglio sheet (from Latin folium leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Italian portafoglio; 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.
    From Wiktionary