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ARBITRAGE: Buying something in one market then immediately (or as soon as possible) selling it in another market for (hopefully) a higher price. Arbitrage is a common practice in financial markets. For example, an aspiring financial tycoon might buy a million dollars worth of Japanese yen in the Tokyo foreign exchange market then resell it immediately in the New York foreign exchange market for more than a million dollars. Arbitrage of this sort does two things. First, it often makes arbitragers wealthy. Second, it reduces or eliminates price differences that exist between two markets for the same good.

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Lesson 5: Market Demand | Unit 3: Demand Curve Page: 12 of 20

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  • How a demand schedule, which is a table of price/quantity numbers, can be used to illustrate demand and the law of demand.
  • How a demand curve can be derived from a demand schedule by plotting the price/quantity pairs, and how the negative slope of this demand curve also reflects the law of demand.
  • Demand space as the area beneath a demand curve and that the demand price on the demand curve is the upper limit of buyers' demand space.


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PRIVATE PROPERTY

An economic institution in which goods, resources, commodities, or other assets (property) are owned and controlled by households and businesses (the private sector) rather than government (the public sector). Private property is a key institution, along with individual freedom and competitive markets, that helps to form the structure of capitalism.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time going from convenience store to convenience store wanting to buy either a weathervane with a chicken on top or a flower arrangement with daisies and carnations for your uncle. Be on the lookout for neighborhood pets, especially belligerent parrots.
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