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Comparative advantage

The name for the ability of one business entity to engage in production at a lower opportunity cost than another entity. 

Comparative advantage

, rather than 

Absolute advantage

, is useful in determining what should be produced and what should be acquired though 

Trade

.



Related Terms: 8

Absolute advantage

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Comparative advantage

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Low

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Owe

,

PPO

,

Term

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Trade

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10-Q

,

52-week low

,

Accelerated Cost Recovery System

,

Acquisition cost

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Annuity unit

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Absolute advantage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

After acquired clause

,

After-acquired collateral

,

Amortization term

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

At the money

,

Accumulation unit

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Below par

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Block trade

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Board of Governors

,

Business cycle

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bank term loan

,

Business credit

,

Business finance companies

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Capitalized cost

,

Comparative statements

,

Cost Accounting

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Current production rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Crossed trade

,

Capitalization of income

,

Comparative advantage

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodity-product spread

,

Cost basis

,

Convertible term insurance

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Depreciated cost

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Decreasing term life

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Dollar cost averaging

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daily low

,

Daylight trade

,

Day trade

,

Depth of market

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Either-or order

,

European Currency Unit

,

Effective par

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed cost

,

Form 10-Q

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Free trade

,

Fee-for-service

,

Form S-1

,

Friends and family offering

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Free right of exchange

,

Forward trade

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

Gross National Product

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Historical cost

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

In escrow

,

Intermediate-term

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Industrial production

,

International trade

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

I/O strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Long-term

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Level term insurance

,

Long-term care insurance

,

Long-term debt

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal age

,

Legal entity

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Long-term mortgage

,

Long-term lease

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Low

,

Medium-term

,

Medium-term bond

,

Make a market

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Money at call

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

No-Fault

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Normal retirement age

,

No-load stock

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Original cost

,

Other current assets

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Other income

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Owe

,

Out of the money

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open trade equity

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Pro forma

,

Par bond

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Payment for order flow

,

P&L

,

Provision for income taxes

,

PPO

,

Power of Attorney

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Pairs trade

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Replacement cost

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Regulation Q

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Replacement cost insurance

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Short-term reserves

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Short-term

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Specialist unit

,

Street name

,

Standard of living

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Special use property

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Swing trade

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Total cost

,

Term CD

,

T-Bill

,

Term

,

Term bond

,

Term to maturity

,

Trade

,

Take a position

,

Trailing P/E

,

Trade barrier

,

Trade deficit

,

Trade surplus

,

Trade house

,

Term insurance

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Term deposit

,

Term loan

,

Truth in Lending

,

Term trust

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

Term repo

,

Trade date

,

Term sheet

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unit

,

Unit Investment Trust

,

Unit Trust

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

World Trade Organization

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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