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Definition of physical measurement allocation

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physical measurement allocation

a method of allocating a joint cost to products that uses a common physical characteristic as the proration base



Related Terms:

Asset allocation decision

The decision regarding how an institution's funds should be distributed among the
major classes of assets in which it may invest.


Capital allocation

decision allocation of invested funds between risk-free assets versus the risky portfolio.


Dynamic asset allocation

An asset allocation strategy in which the asset mix is mechanistically shifted in
response to -changing market conditions, as in a portfolio insurance strategy, for example.


Measurement error

Errors in measuring an explanatory variable in a regression that leads to biases in
estimated parameters.


Options on physicals

Interest rate options written on fixed-income securities, as opposed to those written on
interest rate futures contracts.



Performance measurement

The calculation of the return realized by a money manager over some time interval.


Policy asset allocation

A long-term asset allocation method, in which the investor seeks to assess an
appropriate long-term "normal" asset mix that represents an ideal blend of controlled risk and enhanced
return.


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Tactical Asset Allocation (TAA)

An asset allocation strategy that allows active departures from the normal
asset mix based upon rigorous objective measures of value. Often called active management. It involves
forecasting asset returns, volatilities and correlations. The forecasted variables may be functions of
fundamental variables, economic variables or even technical variables.


Allocation base A measure of activity or volume such as labour

hours, machine hours or volume of production
used to apportion overheads to products and
services.


Overhead allocation

The process of spreading production overhead equitably over the volume of production of goods or services.


allocation

the systematic assignment of an amount to a recipient
set of categories annuity a series of equal cash flows (either positive or negative) per period


approximated net realizable value at split-off allocation

a method of allocating joint cost to joint products using a
simulated net realizable value at the split-off point; approximated
value is computed as final sales price minus
incremental separate costs


cost allocation

the assignment, using some reasonable basis,
of any indirect cost to one or more cost objects


net realizable value at split-off allocation

a method of allocating joint cost to joint products that uses, as the proration base, sales value at split-off minus all costs necessary
to prepare and dispose of the products; it requires
that all joint products be salable at the split-off point


sales value at split-off allocation

a method of assigning joint cost to joint products that uses the relative sales values of the products at the split-off point as the proration basis; use of this method requires that all joint products
are salable at the split-off point


Allocation

The process of storing costs in one account and shifting them to other
accounts, based on some relevant measure of activity.


Physical inventory

A manual count of the on-hand inventory.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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