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  • Corporation or Company : 

    A form of business organization created under the Companies Act of Kenya, which has a legal identity separate from its owners. The owners of the corporation are the shareholders and they are liable for the debts of the corporation only up to the amount of their investment. This is called limited liability.

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  • Window Dressing : 

    This is a deceptive practice employed by some mutual funds managers in which recently weak stocks are sold and recently strong stocks are bought just before the funds holdings are made public in order to give the impression that they have been holding good stocks all along.

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  • Listed Shares (Listed Company) : 

    These are shares that have been registered by a recognized and regulated stock exchange to be traded on its trading floor. Shares can be listed on more than one stock exchange.

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  • Insider : 

    An insider is any person who has access to crucial and valuable facts about a company which the public do not yet know (inside information). Information like expansion plans, financial results, contracts won, takeover bids etc., Insiders include owners, executives and consultants of a firm. A shareholder who owns more than 10% of a company is also considered an insider. It is illegal for an insider to engage in speculative trading in the company’s shares based on such information.

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  • Private Placement : 

    This is when a company raises capital via a private rather than public placement. It therefore sells shareholding to a selected few investors, mostly institutional investors.

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