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Goal

An individual's or institution's financial objective.
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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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Lahm made a crucial block to deny Ayew after Gyan back-heeled the ball into the path of the on-rushing midfielder, but Germany were not sitting on their lead and Cacau drilled a long-range shot goalwards which Kingson parried away awkwardly.
Roberts' shot on the turn was deflected goalwards by Giggs but the keeper saved.
Glenn Poole let fly with a shot from 25 yards which beat the keeper but smacked against the crossbar, while Chester also struck the woodwork when Simon Yeo's shot deflected off Adrian Pettigrew and looped goalwards but hit a post.
Brown had been the busier shot-stopper, though he had escaped an anxious moment within two minutes when centre-back Tony James hooked clear after lively newcomer Jon Newby's instinctive half-volley flew goalwards.
After Keane's two goals, he should have had his hat-trick in the 33rd minute, guiding goalwards a Duff centre from the right with a powerful downward header, but Mikkelsen was again on hand to pull off a fine low save.
Five minutes before the break the Tannadice men again came within inches of the equaliser as Easton bundled Andy McLaren's corner goalwards but Adams popped up on the line to clear.
Dario Srna easily outjumped Rufus Brevett to power a header goalwards but the keeper made a fine parry and scrambled to his feet to narrow the angle as the winger's follow-up effort hit the outside of the post.
Telford's second came two minutes after the break when Neil Moore volleyed goalwards and Bentley stooped to get in a delicate glancing header to divert the ball wide of the keeper.
Arsenal suddenly broke down the right through Alexis Sanchez, and his cross was hooked goalwards by Giroud as he fell, but blocked inside the six-yard box and the France striker could not hook the rebound in.
Liverpool went close to clinching a winner when Fara Williams manoeuvred into space inside the penalty area and fired goalwards, only for Rachel Corsie to make a brave block.
Abu Hakeem Islam climbed well to head goalwards only to see Shane White clear off the City line.
Chopra volleyed Carlos Edwards' cross goalwards and forced a reflex save from Casper Ankergren and Jimmy Bullard, Jason Scotland and Grant Leadbitter had chances.