Share (finance)

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In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.wikipedia
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Shareholder

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The owner of shares in the company is a shareholder (or stockholder) of the corporation.
A shareholder (also known as stockholder) is an individual or institution (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a public or private corporation.

Stockbroker

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The process of purchasing and selling shares often involves going through a stockbroker as a middle man.
The first recorded buying and selling of shares occurred in Rome in the 2nd century BC.

Shares outstanding

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Shares outstanding are all the shares of a corporation or financial asset that have been authorized, issued and purchased by investors and are held by them.

Market capitalization

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Since outstanding stock is bought and sold in public markets, capitalization could be used as an indicator of public opinion of a company's net worth and is a determining factor in some forms of stock valuation.

Issued shares

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Issued shares is a term of law and finance for the number of shares of a corporation which have been allocated (allotted) and are subsequently held by shareholders.

Dividend stripping

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Further, Indian tax laws include provisions to stop dividend stripping.
Dividend stripping is the practice of buying shares a short period before a dividend is declared, called cum-dividend, and then selling them when they go ex-dividend, when the previous owner is entitled to the dividend.

Stock certificate

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Historically, investors were given share certificates as evidence of their ownership of shares.
In corporate law, a stock certificate (also known as certificate of stock or share certificate) is a legal document that certifies ownership of a specific number of shares or stock in a corporation.

Market liquidity

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The liquidity of markets is a major consideration as to whether a share is able to be sold at any given time.
The market for a stock is said to be liquid if the shares can be rapidly sold and the act of selling has little impact on the stock's price.

Central securities depository

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In modern times, certificates are not always given and ownership may be recorded electronically by a system such as CREST or DTCC, a central securities depository.
A central securities depository (CSD) is a specialist financial organization holding securities such as shares either in certificated or uncertificated (dematerialized) form so that ownership can be easily transferred through a book entry rather than the transfer of physical certificates.

Stock

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The stock (also capital stock) of a corporation is all of the shares into which ownership of the corporation is divided.

Scrip issue

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A scrip issue, also known as capitalisation issue or bonus issue, is a form of secondary issue where a company's cash reserves are converted into new shares and given to existing shareholders, or an issue of additional shares to shareholders in proportion to the shares already held.

Finance

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In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.

Mutual fund

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In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.

Limited partnership

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In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.

Real estate investment trust

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In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.

Dividend

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The income received from the ownership of shares is a dividend.

Reseller

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The process of purchasing and selling shares often involves going through a stockbroker as a middle man.

Market (economics)

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Shares are valued according to the various principles in different markets, but a basic premise is that a share is worth the price at which a transaction would be likely to occur were the shares to be sold.

Authorised capital

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Constitutional documents

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India

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For instance, in India, dividends are tax free in the hands of the shareholder up to Rs 10 lakhs, but the company paying the dividend has to pay dividend distribution tax at 12.5%.

Tax

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For instance, in India, dividends are tax free in the hands of the shareholder up to Rs 10 lakhs, but the company paying the dividend has to pay dividend distribution tax at 12.5%.

CREST (securities depository)

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In modern times, certificates are not always given and ownership may be recorded electronically by a system such as CREST or DTCC, a central securities depository.

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

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In modern times, certificates are not always given and ownership may be recorded electronically by a system such as CREST or DTCC, a central securities depository.