Financial term of the day, Thursday 24th of July 2014:

Management/closely held shares

Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the securities and exchange commission. Part of these percentages often is included in Institutional Holdings -- making the combined total of these percentages over 100. There is overlap as institutions sometimes acquire enough stock to be considered by the sec to be closely allied to the company.

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Management/closely held shares
Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the Securities and exchange commission. Part of these percentages often is included in Institutional Holdings -- making the combined total of these percentages over 100. There is overlap as institutions sometimes acquire enough stock to be considered by the SEC to be closely allied to the company.

American shares
Securities certificates issued in the U.S. by a transfer agent acting on behalf of the foreign issuer. The certificates represent claims to foreign equities.

Shares
Certificates or book entries representing ownership in a corporation or similar entity.

Preferred shares
Preferred shares give investors a fixed dividend from the company's earnings. And more importantly: preferred shareholders get paid before common shareholders.

Performance shares
Shares of stock given to managers on the basis of performance as measured by earnings per share and similar criteria. A control device used by shareholders to tie management to the self-interest of shareholders.

Outstanding shares
Shares that are currently owned by investors.

Goldbrick Shares
A stock with only the surface appearance of quality and worth, that is in fact worth very little.

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Basel II (Basel Capital Accord)

Basel II - short for the new Basel Capital Accord - lays down new guidelines for determining the minimum solvency requirements for banks. The main change in these guidelines is a new system for weighting the risks run by banks in their loans to retail and corporate customers. The objective of Basel II is to improve the soundness of the financial system.


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