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 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.
Adult hospitalists who received 50 percent or less of their compensation as fixed base salary reported higher median "work relative value units" than colleagues.
GFI Group (GFIG) has created a new European 'Special Situations Group' (SSG) to focus on agency execution and trading strategies in the equity markets and the opportunities arising from European M&A, and other relative value situations.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Relative value investment strategies, including those employed by quantitative funds, have produced strong returns since the end of December 2008, when the movements of various asset classes became much more correlated with key fundamental indicators such as corporate earnings and corporate credit spreads, according to an analysis by Mellon Capital Management Corporation, part of BNY Mellon Asset Management.
The relative value of administrative costs is a key parameter, describing the efficiency of the business structure and management system of a construction company.
This guide introduces the way Medicare pays for physicians' services under the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) payment system, and explains the main components of the payment system.
Increasingly global capabilities of investment managers, a proliferation of international and global fund offerings and gradually declining regulatory and tax barriers to foreign ownership of real estate have made it increasingly feasible for investors to search for best relative value on a global basis
A value curve is a graphical depiction of the way a business configures its offerings to customers and the relative value to the consumers.
At a minimum, the explanation must describe all of the forms of distribution generally available under the plan and present examples showing their relative value for representative participants.