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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

or

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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It would probably be cheaper, and safer, to buy off rogue dictators at, say, $1 billion each - and maybe a house in Malibu.
One SigAlert on the freeway, one idiot cutting you off the road, one cretin in your face or one night at the movies with the couple behind you yapping away, and you can almost buy off on those temporary-insanity pleas that are so popular with mass murderers these days.
A Greek court convicted Thomas Rogers, 25, of Alloway, Ayr, of carrying out a sex attack on the woman, but allowed him to buy off the rest of his sentence.
When asked what real witches wear, Lady Brenda Matarazzo, high priestess of the Grove of the Green Cobra, Temple of Wicca (it's the Anglo-Saxon word for witch) and Druidism in Riverside County, laughed and said today's witches buy off the rack.
BRITAIN and America will offer to buy off Russia's support for military action against Iraq, Tony Blair admitted last night.
These aren't boots that you just buy off the shelves.
This class limits performance modifications to the vehicle making it more representative of what you can buy off the showroom floor.
So Leicester will have to buy off Collymore, whose bust-up with young team-mate Trevor Benjamin during a reserve game last week was the final straw for fed-up Taylor.
A couple of observations from the inappropriate-casting department: Why is the only African-American in the movie a guy who doesn't pay his bills and lies to his wife, and the only Texan a loudmouth aquarium owner who tries to buy off Dr.
Now Mr Blair is prepared to buy off an embarrassing rebellion by letting MPs vote with their consciences on the issue rather than follow the Government's line.
Education Secretary David Blunkett failed to buy off the rebellion with a pounds 143million package to help mature students, the disabled and people from poor families.
POP stars last night led the fight against a pounds 143million package designed to buy off a Labour rebellion on student charges.