COMPETITIVE PRICING generally is where firms must be able to offer the best price in the market and meet price erosion without compromising quality. This is normally met whenever a firm finds acceptable a prices-production combination such that: a. At these prices, there is no other production plan yielding higher profits and using fewer capital goods; namely, firms behave as constrained profit maximizers at given prices; and, b. There is no price vector satisfying "a." with higher prices for capital goods. In other words, the prices of capital goods are maximal within those satisfying constrained profit maximization
NEGOTIABLE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT is a security generally issued in increments of $1 million and, if created in good delivery form, salable in the national market through a securities dealer or a bank investment department prior to maturity.
MARKET ORDER is an order to buy or sell a stock at the market's current best displayed price.
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