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Buy

To purchase an asset; taking a long position.

Buy

To take ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary remuneration. Buying may take any of several forms. In a cash purchase, the buyer gives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the buyer takes ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of buying is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the buyer is willing to pay $2 per widget and the seller wishes to sell 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and, in their place, receives $200. See also: Sale.

buy

A bargain-priced asset. For example, an analyst may feel that a particular firm owns valuable assets overlooked or undervalued by the financial community. In such an instance, the firm's stock is considered a buy.

buy

To purchase a security or other asset. Compare sell.

make

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buy

the decision by a firm on whether to make a component or product itself or to buy it from an external supplier (see OUTSOURCING). The decision will depend upon the combined production costs and TRANSACTION COSTS of the alternatives. Sometimes a firm may adopt mixes of the two policies, producing some quantity of the product itself and buying the remainder, depending upon the relative costs of the sources and security of supply considerations. See TRANSACTION for a more detailed discussion. See INTERNALIZATION, VERTICAL INTEGRATION.
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Quadrant bought the farm in 1992 from the Fortin family, which had owned it for more than 50 years.
When I was about 16, my parents bought the farm adjacent to the one where I grew up.
Firbank bought the farm in the 1930s and turned his experiences into a pioneering book which inspired generations to follow his example and move to the countryside in search of the "good life".
Jonathan is the third generation to farm at Dyffryn Farm, Meifod - his grandfather bought the farm in 1956.
When I bought the farm it was just a 100-acre sheep and cattle farm, but we've since converted it to a purpose-built stud.
The couple, who were aware that the area had been identified as suitable to erect wind turbines when they bought the farm in 2004, estimate that saying yes to the developers would earn them more than pounds 200,000 a year for the next 20 to 25 years - as much as pounds 6m.
He explained: "Joanne was in a really bad road accident a couple of years ago, around the time we bought the farm.
Sid Boulter, originally from St Helens, bought the farm in Longtown, Cumbria, for him and his wife to get out of the rat race.
The Allens bought the farm at auction in 1954, when Anthony Harrison's late father James brought the hammer down at pounds 18,000.
uk) Our second husband and wife team are Judith Dudley, right, and husband Colin from Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern, who bought the farm in the mid '90s.