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capital gain
Capital Gain is the gain to investor from selling a stock, bond or mutual fund at a higher price than the purchase price. The capital gain is usually the amount realized (net sales price) less your investment (adjusted tax basis) in the property. A capital gain may be short-term (one year or less) or long-term (more than one year) and must be claimed on income taxes.
capital under management
Capital under management is the amount of capital available to a management team for venture investments.
civilian unemployment rate
Civilian unemployment rate is calculated by the number of unemployed people divided by the total size of the labor force and is expressed as a percentage. People who are jobless, looking for jobs, and available for work are considered unemployed. The labor force is defined as people who are either employed or unemployed.
closing
Closing is the final event to complete the investment, at which time all the legal documents are signed and the funds are transferred.
convertible
Convertibles are the corporate securities, usually preferred shares or bonds, that can be exchanged for a set number of another form, usually common share, at a pre-stated price. Convertibles are appropriate for investors who want higher income than is available from common stock, together with greater appreciation potential than regular bonds offer. From the issuer's standpoint, the convertible feature is usually designed as a sweetener, to enhance the marketability of the stock or preferred.
corporate venture capital
Corporate venture capital is a subsidiary of a large corporation which makes venture capital investments.
corporate venturing
Corporate Venturing is a practice of a large company, taking a minority equity position in a smaller company in a related field.
 
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