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  • noun Plural form of average.


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  • But averages are a simple function, really, and combinations of genetic materials, as far as I know, do not follow predictable patterns and ���averages,��� as far as outcomes.

    Face of Tomorrow

  • We believe if we look at the long-term averages, which is what we generally use the 5-year averages, we think the scope for another 4% or 5% on that.

  • Equities, while not cheap, are still not expensive valued on next year's earnings forecasts, and credit spreads are in line with long-term averages, meaning they offer protection as default rates fall.

    Risk Appetite Becoming More Discerning?

  • Meanwhile, base-metal markets look particularly weak: Stock-to-demand ratios for zinc and aluminum are already above their long-term averages, according to Deutsche Bank data, while copper and nickel balances are climbing.

    Commodities Go Their Separate Ways

  • Therefore, one must consider not only that stocks are cheap relative to long-term averages, but also that the yield on bonds is so low.

    Michael Farr: Fragile Recovery?

  • Vetri Subramaniam, head of equity funds at Religare Mutual Fund, in an interview withChandan Kishore Kant , says current valuation is close to long-term averages, a good time to enter equities as the prospect for returns is significant.

    Morning News Roundup

  • Although there is growing angst on Wall Street about pay and job cuts, overall compensation ratios haven't dropped hugely when compared with long-term averages.

    Will Generous Pay on the Street Hit a Wall?

  • Also, the difference, or spread, between two-year and 10-year government debt is above long-term averages.

    Banks' Zero-Tolerance Is Tested by the Fed

  • The pace of inflation of companies' input and output prices moderated to eight-month lows, but both remained above their long-term averages, showing stubborn inflation pressures, HSBC said.

    HSBC China Price Gauges Show Inflation Still High

  • Be sure to compare current inventories with long-term averages.

    Housing: Is It Time to Buy?


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