Splitting something into two pieces. For example, an investor might wish to run portfolio analysis under different market conditions, such as if an interest rate cut occurs or does not occur.

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You should try and use bifurcation if you think that you will be able to make more profit in that way.

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The bifurcation strategy was especially effective as it allowed us to prepare contingency strategies for a variety of likely outcomes.

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When my company acquired its largest competitor, for the next year my boss had me run a bifurcation analysis on both of the halves of the company so we could see what the profits for each former company were.

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