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Opportunity cost

• The difference in the performance of an actual investment and a desired investment adjusted for fixed costs and execution costs. The performance differential is a consequence of not being able to implement all desired trades. Most valuable alternative that is given up.

• Cash flows that could be realized from the best alternative use of an owned asset.

• The cost of pursuing one course of action measured in terms of the foregone return offered by the most attractive alternative.

 
 

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