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About KASIB

The Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks is an association that represents the interests of Kenyan stockbrokerage and investment banking companies. It was initially founded as the Association of Kenya Stockbrokers (AKS) but later changed its name to KASIB in order to accommodate the interests and aspirations of investment banks that also operate as stockbrokers.
The eighteen members all have seats at the NSE and are holders of their respective licenses as stockbrokers or investment banks.

How we play our role
KASIB engages with domestic, regional and international exchanges, depositories, custodians, government, the public and other specific stakeholders from time to time in developing our Capital Market. We make policy recommendation and give input on draft. Our aim is to facilitate enabling laws, regulations, rules and guidelines and continuously enhance the operations and development of the KASIB Council Members including our own corporate documentation. We further promote Capital Markets awareness training and investors education.

Advocacy

Lobbying

Union

Market Growth

Investor Education

Code of Ethics

Investor Protection

Investor Education

  • Book Profit : 

    This is when the value of a stock appreciates in price but it is unrealized profit since the investor has not sold any.

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  • Dividend : 

    This is the portion of the listed company’s profits that is paid directly to shareholders. The dividend is usually quoted in shillings per share and is declared and approved at the annual general meeting of the company. The board of directors decides the dividend to be paid out. A listed company is under no legal obligation to pay dividends. It is also referred to as Dividend per Share, DPS.

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  • Story Stock : 

    This is a stock whose price is a reflection of some important company news rather than its assets or earnings. Example; the price of shares in an agricultural company may increase after press coverage of an expected bumper harvest.

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  • Market Overhang : 

    This is a market situation where the sale of an IPO or stock is lessened because buyers are expecting its price to fall, and are therefore holding back from purchasing the stock, undecided whether to buy now or later.

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  • Bear : 

    A stock market speculator who expects share prices to fall and therefore keeps selling in anticipation to buy the shares later at a lower price. All individuals can be bearish at times although some are perennially so. The term is derived from the attacking posture of the bear; pushing downwards.

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