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PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY Definition
PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY usually is defined as including activities that have economic value in the marketplace. A more contemporary definition of productive activity includes any activity that produces a valued good or service, even if it is not actually paid for.
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MAKING A MARKET is securities dealers showing both a bid and an offer for a particular maturity and type of security. This is not to be confused with a quote, which is a general indication of prices rather than a specific price at which a transaction may be executed.
ASSET TURNOVER RATIO is a general measure of a firms ability to generate sales in relation to total assets. It should be used only to compare firms within specific industry groups and in conjunction with other operating ratios to determine the effective employment of assets. Formula: REVENUE/ASSETS.