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Financial terms in "E-commerce"

1. OBI

2. Digital Wallet

3. Settlement

4. business-to-business

5. Exchange

6. envelope

7. EDC

8. ACH

9. disintermediation

10. Reserve account

11. EDI

12. electronic cheque

13. Issuer

14. digital money

15. Clickstream

16. E-Commerce


18. electronic commerce

19. B2C

20. electronic wallet

21. E-Tailer

22. merchant number

23. business-to-consumer

24. online banking

25. EFT

26. E-Procurement

27. Authentication

28. Electronic funds transfer

29. Infomediary

30. B2B

31. Merchant Bank

32. discount rate

33. Acquirer

34. FAQ

35. Issuing bank

36. phishing

37. holdback

38. Wire transfer

39. GW

40. Virtual bank

41. Cyberspace

42. micropayment

43. Transaction

44. delayed settlement processing

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Direct Investment

Categories: Stocks,

You can make a direct investment in a company's stock through dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and direct purchase plans (DPPs). If a company in which you own stock offers a DRIP, you have the opportunity to re-invest cash dividends and capital gains distributions in more stock automatically each time they are paid. In the case of DPPs, also known as direct stock purchase plans (DSPs), companies can sell their stock directly to investors without using a brokerage firm as intermediary.Direct investment also refers to long-term investments in limited partnerships that invest in real estate, leased equipment, and energy exploration and development. In this type of investment, you become part owner of the hard assets of the enterprise.You realize income from your investment by receiving a portion of the business's profits, for example, from rents, contractual leasing payments, or oil sales. In some cases you realize capital gains at the end of the investment term, if the business sells its assets.These DPPs are largely nontraded and have no formal secondary markets. This means you will often have to hold the investment for terms of eight years or more, with no guarantee that any of the income or capital gains will materialize. Many people make direct investments because there can be significant tax benefits, such as tax deferral and tax abatement, depending on the investment.

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