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Allocate

On a balance sheet, to spread an expense over more than one accounting period. One of the most prominent examples of allocation is depreciation, which spreads the cost of an asset over a certain number of years.

allocate

1. To spread systematically a single monetary amount over a number of time periods, usually years. For example, depreciation allocates the cost of a capital asset over its useful life.
2. To distribute cost or revenue throughout a number of operations or products. For example, a business must decide how to allocate the costs of running its headquarters over all its operations to determine the profitability of each of those operations.
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Asset allocators have reduced their positions in the US more aggressively than in any other region and at the sharpest rate the survey has ever recorded.
Fearful of further currency losses, global asset allocators continue to shun the U.K.
Additionally, for allocators, REITs can provide diversification benefits to traditional equity and fixed income portfolios."
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