The loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen: idle cash balances represent an opportunity cost in terms of lost interest
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- On the other hand, the lower yield curve also implies a lower opportunity cost of waiting to invest, due to the lower short-term rate.
- For now, we will assume that the opportunity cost of their time is $5, which now gives them a residual of $5.
- Gold held as reserves by a Central Bank has an opportunity cost.
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