Examples of upside in a Sentence
One upside to the new house is its location.
Recent Examples of upside from the Web
The back of the upside-down car was over the water, but it wasn't submerged.
The upside of a new governance structure for proponents of a single terminal is reducing the direct involvement of politicians in running the airport.
Passenger cars are a low-margin business for Ford, and Ford worried about spending a lot of money up front without capturing much of the upside Waymo would enjoy if the service was successful.
The upside of the 156-game schedule is that each team gets one off day every week within a schedule that fits into the same footprint as the existing one.
On the upside, Fox will have plenty of time to stoke audience interest in the alien world Cameron is building in Manhattan Beach; the first of the four sequels isn’t due until December 18, 2020.
Still, as in any economic crisis, there are people who find the upside.
After all, that's how President Trump spent much of his life, hawking condos by spinning downsides as upsides.
There doesn’t appear to be any policy upside to Trump’s move to sabotage the current health-care system, except to use its failure as leverage to pass a new law.
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Financial Definition of UPSIDE
How It Works
For example, you purchase 100 shares of Company XYZ at $5 per share, for a total investment of $500. If you know or believe that Company XYZ shares will rise to $15 per share at some point, your upside equals ($15-$5 = $10) per share, or $1,000.
The reverse is true for people who short stocks: Their upside comes when the stock price falls.
Why It Matters
Upside is the fundamental motive for making any investment. The size of the upside, of course, varies with the investment -- and with the risk associated with that investment. Higher-risk investments generally have more upside; low-risk investments generally have less upside and are thus primarily concerned with preserving the value of the original investment.
Ultimately, expected upside is based on estimates and educated guesses. No analyst or investor can predict the future, thus making upside inherently unpredictable.
UPSIDE Defined for English Language Learners
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