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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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CAN'T BUY TIME, the likely choice of Tony McCoy, was the principal market mover in John Smith's Grand National betting yesterday, and is now as low as 16-1 with William Hill, writes Richard Birch.
It's taken some time, but Can't Buy Time is back on a mark he can win from, and it's interesting he was one of the best-backed on the day in the Grand National.
Can't Buy Time has a nice racing weight and he would have a live chance.
I decided to go for him on the basis that he can probably go on any type of ground, more so than Can't Buy Time, who would probably need it to keep drying out," said McCoy.
You can't go into the National feeling confident because anything can happen, but I'd like to think Can't Buy Time and Don't Push It will put in a good show.
The first pair are trained by Jonjo O'Neill and recent money for Can't Buy Time suggests McCoy is leaning towards him.
BOOKMAKERS are bracing themselves for a plunge on Can't Buy Time for the John Smith's Grand National after it emerged Jonjo O'Neill's gelding is the likely mount of Tony McCoy.
BOOKMAKERS reeling from the Penitent plunge are bracing themselves for another on Can't Buy Time in next month's National.
TONY McCOY is expected to ride Can't Buy Time in the John Smith's Grand National.
CHAMPION jockey Tony Mc-Coy looks set to partner Jonjo O'Neill's Can't Buy Time as he chases an elusive first success in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.
WHAT could prove a significant piece in Tony McCoy's John Smith's Grand National jigsaw emerged at Cheltenham as the champion jockey piloted Can't Buy Time to success in the victorchandler.
The reality is there is no military option that does anything more than buy time," Gates said in an interview with CNN television.