Property rights

Rights of individuals and companies to own and utilize property as they see fit and to receive the stream of income that their property generates.

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Separation property
The property that portfolio choice can be separated into two independent tasks: (a) determination of the optimal risky portfolio, which is a purely technical problem, and (b) the personal choice of the best mix of the risky portfolio and the risk-free asset.

Intellectual Property
This terms refers to all assets of a company that have an intellectual nature to them. They are often referred to as "soft" assets such as trademarks, logos, patents, software, trade secrets, brands, industrial designs, music, colors, designs, etc. They usually have intangible value unlike hard assets such as land, buildings, and equipment.

Foreign Investor in Real Property Tax Act of 1980
Under FIRPTA (Foreign Investor in Real Property Tax Act of 1980), and the Economic Recovery Act of 1981, unless an exemption is granted by the IRS, upon the sale of real property owned by offshore (foreign) persons, the agency, attorney or escrow officer handling the transaction is required to withhold capital gains taxes at the closing of the sale transaction. Unless withheld and submitted to the IRS, the party handling the sale transaction is personally liable for the taxes.

Rights issue
An new share issue to existing shareholders giving them the right to buy new shares at a predetermined price.

Issuance of "rights" to current shareholders allowing them to purchase additional shares,usually at a discount to market price. Shareholders who do not exercise these rights are usually diluted by the offering. Rights are often transferable, allowing the holder to sell them on the open market to others who may wish to exercise them. Rights offerings are particularly common to c ...

With rights
Purchase of shares in which the buyer is entitled to the rights to buy shares in the company's rights issue.

Voting rights
The right to vote on matters that are put to a vote of security holders. For example the right to vote for directors.

Special drawing rights (SDR)
A form of international reserve assets, created by the IMF in 1967, whose value is based on a portfolio of widely used currencies.

Rights-on
Shares trading with rights attached to them.

Liquidation rights
The rights of a firm's securityholders in the event the firm liquidates.

Cum rights
With rights.

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Residual dividend approach

An approach that suggests that a firm pay dividends if and only if acceptable investment opportunities for those funds are currently unavailable.


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