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Any investments with a maturity of one year or less.
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Referring to any investment, financial plan, or anything else lasting for one year or less. Short term investments and financial plans usually involve less uncertainty than long-term investments and financial plans because, generally speaking, market trends are more easily predictable for one year than for any longer period. Likewise, short-term financial plans are more easily amendable as a result of the short time frame. Short-term financial plans usually involve investing in short-term securities, such as T bills or commercial paper See also: Long Term.
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1. Of or relating to a gain or loss on the value of an asset that has been held less than a specified period of time. For individual tax purposes, an asset held for a year or less is classified as short-term. Compare long-term. See also holding period.
2. Of or relating to a debt security in which a short period of time remains until the face value is paid to the investor. Exactly what constitutes short-term is subjective, although five years and under may be considered the norm.
3. Of or relating to business assets that are expected to be converted to cash within one year and to business liabilities that are due within one year.
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At the same time, they may be looking to generate some near-term income by selling covered calls, assuming that the market takes a breather in the next few days.
Of that group, 5% were near-term, defined as having a gestational age between 34 and 36 weeks, and the remainder were full-term, defined as having a gestational age between 37 and 41 weeks.
Although many respondents believed genetic susceptibility to be a near-term prospect, those who were referring to the more comprehensive application of genetic susceptibility factors felt that this application would not be available for many years.
According to Botti, an SOFC APU would compete with alternatives like starter/generators which generate power for about $150/kW, but if the technology went head-to-head with an internal combustion engine as a primary power source it would have to fall within the $30-$50/kW range, which is too tall an order for the fledgling system in the near-term. What Botti leaves unsaid is that the failure of a few APUs on production vehicles could probably be taken in stride, but if motorists were left stranded by malfunctioning SOFC units, widespread adoption of the technology could be doomed.
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In our experience, this requires top managers to redefine their role: to deliver solid near-term results and create a more valuable business for the long run.
With simple additions to their existing IP networks, customers can use the Cisco ACNS to generate near-term ROI through reduced WAN usage, improved application performance and online delivery of video-enabled training and business communications.
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In addition, current leases are at significantly below-market rents and lease expirations are distributed over the next ten years, affording both long-term stability and great near-term upside potential to the new owner.