Examples of asset in a Sentence
The state's natural assets include mountains and beautiful lakes.
rumors persisted that CIA assets were behind the coup d'état
Recent Examples of asset from the Web
All of our assets throughout Indiana are pretty much ready to go.
If villages do split off, a state board would be responsible for determining what assets such as buildings, buses and cash would go to each district and what debts and other liabilities would go to each.
The Federal Election Commission prohibits political committees to sell assets, including campaign vehicles, below fair market value.
For the November season 5 premiere of Vanderpump Rules, the SUR hostess’ assets were on full display at the gathering at West Hollywood’s HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails.
This makes them nearly impossible to ignore, an economic asset capable of serious disruption.
And if those two things happen, the Pistons’ assets could gain more value for the next time a star becomes available.
This time, the bad press stemmed from a Wall Street Journal report that the firm’s asset-management arm had purchased $2.8 billion worth of Venezuelan bonds that had been held by the country’s bank.
North Korea has responded by threatening an attack on Guam, the closest U.S. military base and a crucial asset in any sort of military action against North Korea.
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Origin and Etymology of asset
Synonymsagent, spy, emissary, intelligencer, mole, operative, spook, undercover
Antonymsdisadvantage, drawback, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, minus
Related Wordscourier; counterspy, double agent, sleeper; infiltrator, informer, stool pigeon; spymaster, superspy
Near Antonymsconstraint, inhibitor, liability, obstacle, obstruction, restraint, stranglehold
Financial Definition of ASSET
What It Is
An asset is an economic resource that a) can be owned, and b) is expected to provide future economic benefits.
How It Works
A company lists its assets on its balance sheet. Common asset categories include cash and cash equivalents; accounts receivable; inventory; prepaid expenses; and property and equipment. Although physical assets commonly come to mind when one thinks of assets, not all assets are tangible. Trademarks and patents are examples of intangible assets.
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Assets are presented on the balance sheet in order of their liquidity. Current assets, which are expected to be consumed or converted to cash within one year, are listed at the top. Cash, short-term investments and inventory are examples of current assets.
Long-term assets, or fixed assets, are expected to be consumed or converted to cash after one year's time, and they are listed on the balance sheet beneath current assets. Property (such as office space or buildings) and equipment are common long-term assets.
Investors buy assets with the understanding that assets should hold, or even better, grow their economic value over time. Common asset classes for individual investors include stocks, bonds, cash, foreign currencies, collectibles, precious metals, real estate and commodities. A collection of assets is called a "portfolio," and it is widely believed that an individual's portfolio should include assets from several different categories, a process called "asset allocation."
Why It Matters
Assets create or preserve wealth, making them of utmost importance to both individuals and companies.
Financial analysts are encouraged to carefully study a company’s financial statements, including the balance sheet. By using the practice of ratio analysis, an analyst can determine how good a company is at using its assets to generate wealth for shareholders. Read on to learn how to use the following ratios:
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ASSET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of asset for English Language Learners
: a valuable person or thing
: something that is owned by a person, company, etc.
ASSET Defined for Kids
Definition of asset for Students
- Your sense of humor is an asset.
- She is an asset to the class.
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Origin and Etymology of asset
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