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acquisition

acquisition  

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1 The purchase of an asset.2 The process of taking a controlling interest in a business (see merger).
action

action  

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(Equities; France).French term used for a share or stock. Thus actionnaire: a shareholder.
adjusted exercise

adjusted exercise  

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1 A modification to the exercise or strike price and number of shares in a stock option to reflect capitalization changes. For instance, if a stock valued at 100 has ...
advisory broker

advisory broker  

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A broker who provides advice concerning share investments.
Aktie

Aktie  

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(German).Share (cf. common stock). Hence Aktiengesellschaft, stock company.
Amsterdam Stock Exchange

Amsterdam Stock Exchange  

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Amsterdam first established a stock exchange in 1602 to trade in shares of the Dutch East India Company; it thus claims to be the world's oldest stock exchange. Dealers are known as hoekmen. In 1997 ...
authorized capital

authorized capital  

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The total value of the shares that a registered company is authorized to issue in order to raise capital. The authorized capital of a company limited by shares (see limited company) must be stated in ...
azioni di risparmio

azioni di risparmio  

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(Italy).Savings shares. Senior category of equity introduced in 1974 which ranks above common stocks and preferred stocks but which does not carry any voting rights (cf. participation certificate).
bonus issue

bonus issue  

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An issue of additional shares in a company to existing shareholders, in proportion to their holdings. This is distinguished from a rights issue, where existing shareholders are offered first option ...
broker

broker  

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A person or company who does not trade as a principal, but puts buyers and sellers in touch with one another. Stockbrokers do this for stocks and shares, commodity brokers for commodities, insurance ...
burn-out turnaround

burn-out turnaround  

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The process of restructuring a company that is in trouble by producing new finance to save it from liquidation, at the cost of diluting the shareholding of existing investors.
capital

capital  

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1 (share capital) A fund representing the contributions given to the company by shareholders in return for their shares. These assets are intended to protect the interests of any creditors in the ...
capital instruments

capital instruments  

The means used by companies to raise finance, including shares, debentures, and loans; it also includes options and warrants that give the holder the right to subscribe for or to obtain capital ...
capital issues

capital issues  

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The main way in which new shares come into existence. Money to fund newly floated companies, or to finance the expansion of existing ones, can be obtained by selling newly issued shares to the ...
capital shares

capital shares  

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(Equities; UK).That class of shares in a split fund which is entitled to benefit from the portfolio's capital growth. The other category is known as income shares.
change of name

change of name  

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A natural person (i.e. a human being) may change his or her surname simply by using a different name with sufficient consistency to become generally known by that name. A change is normally given ...
chose in action

chose in action  

A right of proceeding in a court of law to obtain a sum of money or to recover damages. Examples include rights under an insurance policy, a debt, and rights under a contract. A chose in action is a ...
class rights

class rights  

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Rights that attach to a clearly defined class of share (e.g. preference shares) or are conferred upon a person for so long as he is a holder of any shares. In the latter case shareholders become a ...
closed-end fund

closed-end fund  

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A fund set up by an investment trust that issues a fixed number of shares to its investors. Compare open-end trust.
collective wisdom

collective wisdom  

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Describes the body of knowledge said to encapsulate the standard ways in which financial markets will behave under various conditions. For example, when UK-listed companies make an initial public ...

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