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BANKER'S ACCEPTANCE Definition
BANKER'S ACCEPTANCE (BA) is a money market instrument that is issued in discounted form. A banker's acceptance is created when a bank accepts responsibility for payment of business debt by signing a letter of credit. Banker's acceptances are sold to acceptance dealers and may be resold to numerous other parties before the loan is repaid. The investor who last owns the acceptance when the debt becomes due has a right to collect from the borrower. Should the borrower default, the investor can also pursue payment from the accepting bank.
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INDIRECT SHAREHOLDING is when one entity directly holds shares of another entity that owns shares of a third but different entity, for example, Shareholder A would have an indirect shareholding of Company C if Shareholder A directly owns shares of Company B while Company B owns shares of Company C.
COST BASIS, in securities, is the purchase price after commissions or other expenses. It is used to calculate capital gains or losses when the security is eventually sold.