FIXED ASSETS are those assets of a permanent nature required for the normal conduct of a business, and which will not normally be converted into cash during the ensuring fiscal period. For example, furniture, fixtures, land, and buildings are all fixed assets. However, accounts receivable and inventory are not. Sometimes called PLANT.
An indicator of a sustainable competitive advantage is if valuable assets on the books at valuation indicate that they are valued at < market price. If so, it may tell about the mindset of the firm's management looking for sustainable competitive advantages.
INDIFFERENCE POINT is that point on the indifference curve where the compared values intersect. See INDIFFERENCE CURVE.
MONITORING is the evaluation of the firm’s system of quality control to provide reasonable assurance that it is designed appropriately and operating effectively.
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