INVESTMENT HOLDING COMPANY Definition

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INVESTMENT HOLDING COMPANY, generally, is to hold by way of investment any real or personal property whatsoever. Within business, it is a company which holds equity in or invests into other companies as subsidiary or associate companies.

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DESCRIPTIVE THEORY, in property rights, describes how property rights are created or initiated, how they are transferred from party to party, and finally how property rights are terminated.

PRIMARY DEALER is a designation given by the Federal Reserve System to commercial banks or broker/dealers who meet specific criteria, including capital requirements and participation in Treasury auctions. A primary dealer is entitled and obligated to purchase and sell government securities with the Federal Reserve directly. They serve as the conduits for Federal Reserve open market activities. There are approximately 30-40 such dealers.

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