I'm looking for a simple word used to describe how many % a portfolio consists of a certain stock.

I.e. "The GOOGL shares takes up a large ____ of my portfolio." Or "The ____ of the GOOGL shares in my portfolio is 30%"

What word should be filled in in those sentences? Ratio? Portion? Proportion? Part?

  • "portion" sounds good to me. But I would say "GOOGL shares", not "share", to make it clear you mean shares of stock. Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 10:20
  • "weightage" is common.
    – ottodidakt
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 10:32
  • @bagheera I wasn't able to find much on "weightage" but it lead me to simply "weight" which seems to be a correct term for what I'm looking for. Thank you.
    – Clox
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 10:41
  • "Portion", "piece", "chunk" (informal), "fraction".
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 13:21
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    "The GOOGL shares take up a large percentage of my portfolio." Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 19:01

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You can use part :

  • A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.

Ngram: 'part of a portfolio' is quite a common expression in finance.

It fits your first sentence ' Google shares represent a large part of my portfolio'

Your second sentence I' d rephrase as ' Google shares weight is 30% of my total portfolio'.

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    Perfect! Thank you. Even rephrased and improved. +1
    – Clox
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 15:39

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