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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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In a new bid to buy off enough rebels to secure victory, Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, was today promising a review of top up fees and their effect in 2009, three years after their introduction.
Of course, we could skirt that whole issue by simply declaring embryos an entirely different species (although then we'd have to buy off the wrath of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
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Economists felt particularly strongly that if anti-trust laws exist, then firms should not be able to buy off potential competitors, and argued that pharmaceuticals were a key area of antitrust concern.
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It had $300,000 on hand to buy off Cluff when it was clear it couldn't keep him around any longer.
Major was forced to buy off rebel Tories and even risked the Northern Ireland peace process by trying to fix a last-minute deal with Ulster Unionists.
Due to increased operating efficiencies and our dual channel model, HP is able to offer consumers the choice to buy off the shelf or build the right PC for their individual needs at in-store kiosks, online or direct from HP -- all at great prices.
In total, education reform, which cost taxpayers $8 billion (largely to buy off education unions with hefty pay raises) has been as dismal a failure as California's poorly performing schools themselves.
As Blair's chief peace process "fixer", Powell has helped to buy off loyalist and republican paramilitaries alike.