Relative value

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Relative value

The attractiveness measured in terms of risk, liquidity, and return of one instrument relative to another, or, for a given instrument, of one maturity relative to another.

Relative Value

The value or desirability of one investment with reference to another. One may compare the relative values of many things, with start-up costs, return, risk, maturity, and liquidity being among the most popular. Comparing relative values helps investors make investment decisions that will maximize returns at the lowest possible level of risk.
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Regarding good and evil as purely relative values, it stands to reason that what may be bad or evil in a given man, relative to a certain environment, may actually be good if not highly virtuous in him relative to a certain other environment.
After considering the relative values, as penances, of a piece of haircloth worn next the skin, and a pebble in the shoe, she dismissed them both.
The GAO report recommends that CMS better document its process for establishing relative values and develop a process to inform the public of potentially mis-valued services identified by the RUC.
We launch our new monthly pair-trading product in which we compare the relative values of 18 Russian stock pairs to uncover potential trading ideas.
Therefore, in further analysis and processing of statistical data, relative values of the calculated overhead costs, administration costs and building maintenance costs were used.
The 16th edition reflects new payment rules and 2007 relative values.
RELATIVE VALUES is a comedy in the best Noel Coward tradition and it is in safe hands at the Loft Theatre.
The IRS issued final regulations on disclosing relative values of alternative benefits, defined-benefit RMDs and deemed IRAs; proposed rules address Sec.
Relative values specifically relate procedures to their time, difficulty and worth both across and within specialties, so they fairly and uniformly account for work and its intrinsic value.
William Baldwin recently signed to star in a film version of the playwright-poet-songwriter's Relative Values, and Lauren Bacall is bound for a Broadway return in Waiting in the Wings.
Edisto's proposed formula to determine the amount of Convest Common Stock to be issued to Edisto would compare the relative values of the two companies so that the percentage of Convest Common Stock to be issued to Edisto would equal the percentage relative value that Edisto's oil and gas assets bears to the value of the combined company.
Abel and Baker may have learned either to associate specific quantities with numerals from 0 to 9 or to assign relative values to the symbols by concluding that 9 stands for more treats than all other numerals, 8 stands for more treats than all other numerals except 9, and so on.