Identified Shares

Business / Finance / Identified Shares: Treasury savings bonds with a 30-yeat maturity indexed to account for inflation.

Preference Shares

Business / Accounting / Preference Shares: This is a type of share issued by a limited company. It carries a medium risk but has the advantage over ordinary shares in that preference shareholders get the first slice of the dividend 'pie' (but MORE

Performance Shares

Business / Finance / 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 shareholders sometimes use to tie management to the self-interest MORE

Paired Shares

Business / Finance / Paired Shares: Stock of two companies under the same management that are sold as one unit with one certificate. MORE

Outstanding Shares

Business / Finance / Outstanding Shares: Shares that are currently owned by investors. MORE

Preferred Shares

Business / Finance / Preferred Shares: Preferred shares give investors a fixed dividend from the company's earnings and entitle them to be paid before common shareholders. See: Preferred stock. MORE

Shares

Business / Accounting / Shares: These are documents issued by a company to its owners (the shareholders) which state how many shares in the company each shareholder has bought and what percentage of the company the shareholder owns. MORE

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