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Goal

An individual's or institution's financial objective.

Goal

What a person or institution seeks to gain from an investment. Goals vary from investor to investor and can even change for the same investor over time. For example, a person may have the goal to extract a high return from her investments when she is young in order to finance a certain lifestyle; this person is likely to invest in high risk securities and ventures. Over time, however, this person may be concerned about protecting savings for retirement. As a result, the goals may shift and the person may invest primarily in bonds and blue-chip stocks instead. Goals influence one's investment philosophy and strategy. See also: Portfolio Restructuring.
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A 9-year-old boy was playing goalie during a team practice when a wind gust blew over the unstaked steel soccer goalpost. The child tried to stop the fall of the goalpost when it struck his upper leg and fractured his femur.
The metal goalposts were twenty years old, rusty and had no restraining devices to prevent them from falling over, the inquest heard.
Karen Winton, Ravenshall's sports co-ordinator, employed by the sports partnership, said: "This funding towards new, safer goalposts is a fantastic boost.
VANDALS have been slammed for smashing goalposts which were due to be used for football matches over the weekend, writes HYWEL TREWYN.
A FAMILY paid tribute to their "lively and energetic" 12-yearold son who died after being hit by a falling goalpost while playing the game he loved.
GOALPOST's football expert Seamus Moynihan believes that Derry will never get a better chance to lift the Anglo Celt Cup in Bradley's absence.
Billingham Rangers Junior Football Club's Under-7s and Under-8s had to borrow a mini goalpost after theirs was taken.
The Maccabi Haifa player attempting to clear a Tranquillo Barnetta cross, but only managing to deflect the ball on to his own goalpost.
The Football Association too says it is working with manufacturers and the British Standards Institution to set new standards in goalpost safety.
Bradford Coroner Roger Whittaker made the recommendation at an inquest into the death of Jack Sheerin, seven, whose skull was fractured after a steel goalpost fell on him during a training session in Dewsbury in July.
Former All-Star Clarke, an All-Ireland winner under Kernan in 2002, collided with a goalpost during a club game last weekend and spent several days in a medically induced coma.
In their view, the club's change of plea represented an acceptance of their involvement with the goalpost that fell and sadly crushed Casey in the summer of 2011, and they were happy with the outcome.