OPPORTUNITY COST Definition

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OPPORTUNITY COST is widely used in business planning in evaluating capital investment. A company measures the projected return against the anticipated return it would receive on a highest yielding alternative investment that contains a similar risk profile.

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GOOD DELIVERY, in securities, is the opposite of a fail. The instru­ment and the dollar amounts agree and a transaction is completed as initially executed. "Good delivery form" is when the instrument is properly documented in all respects and therefore acceptable for delivery to complete a transaction.

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