INVENTORY Definition

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INVENTORY for companies: includes raw materials, items available for sale or in the process of being made ready for sale (work in process) for securities: it is securities bought and held by a broker or dealer for resale. A firm that has a sustainable competitive advantage has an inventory and net earnings are rising on a corresponding basis. Inventories that spike up/down are indicative of competitive industries prone to boom/bust.

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LEMONS AND PLUMS, in finance, LEMON is an investment with a poor or negative rate of return; and, PLUM is an investment with a healthy rate of return.

XU is a currency of Vietnam and South Vietnam.

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