Finance Formulas / July 6, 2018 / Chanel Cleveland
Immediate payment annuities are a valuable retirement planning tool in that they provide a reliable and inexhaustible income stream. In effect, they function as a risk management tool that works like a mirror image of life insurance (which pays a benefit at death).
In the short run, a firm can make an economic profit. However, if there is economic profit, other firms will want to enter the market. If the market has no barriers to entry, new firms will enter, increase the supply of the commodity, and decrease the price. This decrease in price leads to a decrease in the firm’s revenue, so in the long-run, economic profit is zero. An economic profit of zero is also known as a normal profit. Despite earning an economic profit of zero, the firm may still be earning a positive accounting profit.
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