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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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They are on a shopping expedition to buy as many MPs as they can and Kenya's MPs are extremely buyable," Gladwell Wathoni Otieno, executive director of the Africa Centre for Open Governance, said with a reference to the country's pervasive corruption.
Just as art objects became commodified in turn-of-the-century consumer culture, so too do these female aesthetes become exchangeable or buyable commodities.
Nor are they overwhelmed by the long hair, "White" features argument, saying among other things, that in the age of the great weave, long hair is a buyable option and that the Sister-image of soft features, luscious lips, and braided hair is the hottest thing going on the fashion scene.
The widely held misconception in the West -- perpetrated by the sex-tourist industry -- that all Thai women are potentially buyable and beddable has added further sensitivity to academic analysis of female sexual practice and desire, particularly when conducted by outside/Western observers.
Many of the other things an agency provides -- media planning, research, account services -- are buyable.
Now, because of Argenta CDC, it is becoming a buyable neighborhood once again," Buckner said.
They told us to buy absolutely everything that was possibly buyable in the education world," says another former staffer, who requested anonymity, noting that some former associates have been threatened with lawsuits for talking to outsiders.
Our merchandise is available, touchable and buyable to our customer.
Of the eight banks in Hawaii, five are considered buyable, and of the six thrifts, only two could realistically be purchased.
The consortium, in a bold leap designed to counter the power of the mall, had simply extended the boundaries of the buyable.
All the products featured in Pickie are buyable, and the products and content shown are tailored to each person's interests and tastes.