OUTSTANDING SHARES Definition

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OUTSTANDING SHARES is the number of shares that are currently owned by all investors. It also includes restricted shares (shares owned by officers and insiders of the company) as well as shares held by the public. Shares that the company has repurchased or retired are not considered outstanding stock.

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CAPITALIZED INTEREST is the accrued interest added to the principal balance of a loan while you are not making payments or your payments are insufficient to cover both the principal and interest due. When this occurs, you are paying interest on interest, sometimes called "negative amortization".

GRACE PERIOD is the period of time between your statement date and the due date, i.e. it is the time period stipulated in most loan contracts and insurance policies during which a late payment will not result in penalties, default or cancellation.

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