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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'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.
McManus' racing manager Frank Berry said: ''Paul Townend is probably going to ride Arbor Supreme and we're not certain yet whether AP (McCoy) will ride Don't Push It or Can't Buy Time.
And bookmakers are ready for a plunge on the Jonjo O'Neill-trained eight-year-old The champion jockey is still searching for his first victory in the Aintree showpiece and has the pick of his boss JP McManus's four entries - King Johns Castle, Don't Push It, Arbor Supreme and Can't Buy Time.
McCoy's boss, leading owner JP McManus, has four entries for the world's most famous race in King Johns Castle, Don't Push It, Arbor Supreme and Can't Buy Time.
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.com Handicap Chase yesterday.
WASHINGTON: Any possible military action against Iran would only "buy time" and delay Tehran s nuclear program by about one to three years, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday.
Victory in the Aintree marathon is one of the few prizes to still elude the 13-time champion jockey - and he has the choice of Butler's Cabin, L'Ami, Reveillez and Can't Buy Time in this year's renewal on Saturday.
But Eric's Charm was hardpressed to hang on to second spot from Lacdoudal as winner Can't Buy Time looked every inch the justified 4-1 favourite, steaming clear to score by six lengths.