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EQUILIBRIUM: The state that exists when opposing forces exactly offset each other and there is no inherent tendency for change. Once achieved, an equilibrium persists unless or until it is disrupted by an outside force.

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P-E RATIO: Also termed the price-earnings ratio, this is the ratio of the current price for one share of corporate stock to the earnings (profit) per share of stock. This is used by many financial analysts and investors as an indicator of a company's performance and potential for future growth. A relatively high price-earnings ratio suggests that investors think the company has a great deal of future growth potential. It can also be a sign, however, that the company is seriously overpriced and due for a big drop.

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SUBSTITUTION EFFECT

The change in quantity demanded that results because a change in the demand price of a good causes a change in the relative prices, which induces buyers to substitute the purchase of one good for another. This is one of two reasons, or effects, underlying the law of demand and the negative slope of the market demand curve. The other is the income effect.

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