|Raider: An investor who
aims to take control of a company by purchasing a
majority stake in the firm.
|Real Estate: Land and
property, including any building and structures on
a parcel of land.
|Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT):
A real estate investment trust that invests in a
variety of real estate properties. Instead of
investing in one or two properties, investors can
buy shares in a REIT, which owns many different
types of properties, and reduce their risk.
|Real Income: Income
adjusted for inflation, which is considered to be
a truer measure of purchasing power than income
|Receiver: A court-appointed
individual who is responsible for managing the
day-to-day affairs of a company involved in
bankruptcy proceedings. The receiver does not own
the company and is not liable for the company's
obligations, but simply keeps the company running
until a determination is made on the bankruptcy
|Recession: A big set-back
or slowdown in the economic growth of a country,
with high unemployment. Not as severe as a
depression where there is widespread economic
problems on a massive scale.
|Record Date: The day before
the ex-dividend date. The shareholder of record on
this date will receive the declared dividend.
|Red Herring: A preliminary
prospectus used to obtain an indication of
interest from the public on a new securities
|Registration Statement: A
document prepared prior to the public offering of
securities, detailing the financial situation of
the company, its history and background, and the
qualifications of the business managers.
|Return of Capital: Payments
received by an individual that represent all or
part of their original investment and therefore is
not taxable income.
|Release: A document that
certifies that an individual or business has given
up a claim to some- thing.
|Replacement Cost: The cost
of replacing an asset with the same asset if the
original were to break or malfunction.
|Reserve Requirement: The
percentage of funds the Federal Reserve Board
requires that member banks maintain on deposit at
|Retained Earnings: Earnings
that are left after dividends and taxes are paid
|Retention: The number of
units retained by an investment banker during the
process of underwriting a securities sale, minus
the units set aside for institutional sales.
|Return on Equity (ROE): The
return investors receive on their investment in a
security, expressed as a percentage.
|Revolving Credit: A charge
account that an individual can use on a continuing
basis as long as the approved credit limit is not
|Risk: The chance that you
might lose money.
|Royalty: Payment made to
the owner of an asset in return for its use in
generating income. Such payments are made to
patent holders who grant permission to use the
patent, as well as to authors, who are paid
royalties based on book sales.
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