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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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He added: "I was a bit disappointed with Can't Buy Time at Newbury last time and he took a while to get over that race, but he seems in good form now.
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.
McManus' racing manager Frank Berry said: "Paul Townend is probably going to ride Arbor Supreme and we're not certain yet whether AP (Mc-Coy) will ride Don't Push It or Can't Buy Time.
JP's racing manager Frank Berry said: "Townend will probably ride Arbor Supreme and we're not certain whether AP will ride Don't Push It or Can't Buy Time.
It is a while away yet so nothing is certain but at this stage, it's more than likely Tony will ride Can't Buy Time.
Victor Chandler gave Can't Buy Time an opening quote of 25-1 for the National while Paddy Power introduced him into their National list at 33s.
McCoy said: "There is no way I can get down to ride at 10st nowadays and I'm just pleased to see Can't Buy Time win for JP and Jonjo whose horses are running so consistently well now.
Atikokan mayor Dennis Brown remains hopeful another postponement of the McGuinty government's goal to eliminate all coal-fired generating stations will buy time for the 200 megawatt plant in his northwestern Ontario community.
It's just the sort of legislative action that could buy time for Hollywood Park, whose new owners have threatened since last summer to close the 68-year-old landmark in three years if they fail to win economic relief for the racing industry.
As finance executives understand that the financial results of any business event are the last step in the chain, they must aggressively seek insights upstream that provide visibility to future financial results and buy time to react and respond.
Willoughby says that a major element of this strategy was to buy time for Giese's immune system to eradicate the virus.
Alfred Molina credibly plays the entrepreneurial priest Johann Tetzel, whose indulgence sale in Germany was the spark triggering Luther's latent animus against what he viewed as a decadent church that manipulated simple peasants into believing they could buy time from purgatory for their loved ones.