Boon

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Boon

Any event or condition thought to benefit investors. It is not a technical term, and indeed is seen more often in newspaper headlines than heard in common parlance. Events as different as the central bank's lowering of interest rates and an individual company's better-than-expected earnings report may both be described as boons.
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The boon I crave is that you will place it in my hands and let me die still grasping it.
``And now to my boon,'' said the King, ``which I ask not with one jot the loss confidence, that thou hast refused to acknowledge my lawful sovereignty.
we shall soon succeed in sending him to join his boon companions.
But he smiled to perceive that this governor's example would awaken no turbulent ambition in the lower orders; for it was a king's gracious boon alone that made the ship-carpenter a ruler.
He was, in fact, a boon companion; as all veteran Canadian traders are apt to be.