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HOLDING COMPANY: A company (usually a corporation) that owns enough stock in another corporation to exercise virtually complete control over its management. Holding companies often own controlling interest in several diverse corporations, allowing it to engage in diverse activities (some of which might be risky) while limiting its liability should problems arise. While holding companies exist in most types of industries, then tend to be quite popular in banking. Through a holding company, a bank can essentially take part in other financial markets (selling insurance, underwriting securities, or acting as a broker) that are beyond the legal authority of the bank itself.

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Lesson 6: Market Supply | Unit 1: Selling Basics Page: 1 of 19

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The concept of supply parallels the concept of demand. It too is fundamental to the study of the market and economics. It is the second of the two sides of the market that we'll study.

A definition:

Supply is the willingness and ability to sell a range of quantities of a good at a range of prices, during a given time.

Like demand we have three points:

  • Willingness and ability.
  • Range of quantities and prices.
  • A given time period.

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INCOME ELASTICITY OF DEMAND

The relative response of a change in demand to a change in income. More specifically the income elasticity of demand is the percentage change in demand due to a percentage change in buyers' income. This notion of elasticity captures the buyers' income demand determinant. Three other notable elasticities are the price elasticity of demand, the price elasticity of supply, and the cross elasticity of demand.

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