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 relative value units, or RVUs, for the component CPT codes currently used to bill for the UFE procedure were merely assigned and not determined by a standardized methodology.
With the high cost of new construction and vacancy rates tightening, this trophy property with more than 90% occupancy in one of the country's strongest office markets is a solid investment with relative value globally.
Wilshire reported that the year's best liquid alts sub-strategy index was relative value, which comprises credit, convertible arbitrage and volatility funds and makes up 36% the Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) questions the transparency of CMS' rate calculation process and suggests that members of the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) have conflicts of interest that affect their ability to fairly value physician services, according to a report published May 21.
The pair's relative value has returned to the A[+ or -]2 standard deviations channel, suggesting that a mean reversal has already commenced.
Abu Dhabi-based asset manager Invest AD has launched a new fixed income fund to tap growing investor interest in the relative value offered by Middle East and Africa debt markets.
Adult hospitalists who received 50 percent or less of their compensation as fixed base salary reported higher median "work relative value units" than colleagues.
The AAFP representative to the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) will request an increase in payment for home visits, according to a resolution passed by the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement.