Accumulation


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Accumulation

In the context of corporate finance, refers to profits that are added to the capital base of the company rather than paid out as dividends. See: Accumulated profits tax.
In the context of investments, refers to the purchase by an institutional broker of a large number of shares over a period of time in order to avoid pushing the price of that share up.
In the context of mutual funds, refers to the regular investing of a fixed amount while reinvesting dividends and capital gains.

Accumulation

1. The gradual purchase of a single security over a long period of time as opposed to a single purchase all at once. This is done to avoid causing fluctuations in price. See also: Distribution, Accumulation Area.

2. See: Market Outperform.

accumulation

The purchase of a particular security throughout a period of time. For example, the accumulation of a substantial quantity of a stock by a portfolio manager may take place over a period of several weeks or months in order to avoid driving up the price of the stock. An individual's accumulation of shares of a mutual fund may occur over a period of many years.
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In fact, fruit with sugar accumulation disorder stops accumulating sugar several weeks before shriveling symptoms become visible (Krasnow et al.
The accumulation of exposure in cargo insurance is an issue of critical importance for the marine insurance and reinsurance industries, Dickie Whitaker, managing director of Guy Carpenter's Instrat unit, said in a statement.
12) However, this model has limitations in that it emphasizes lipoatrophy rather than fat accumulation as the chief manifestation of altered fat distribution; it also relies on imaging techniques to quantify fat in different regions of the body, making it less than practical for routine medical practice.
In Tartous, all roads are passable except some sub-roads such as the road of al-Raqma-Massyaf, and all the roads which lead to al-Qadmous area, while in Lattakia, all main roads are open except a number of sub-roads due to the accumulation of snow and the formation of ice.
The same unit could combine both dynamic accumulation and clear out modes of operation.
In this research, cholic acid and cheno anti-accumulation agents have been used to prevent the accumulation of dye materials based on indigos.
Additional snow showers were forecast for Sunday, with high temperatures near 33 degrees, and a possible accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of new snow on the valley floor during the day.
Accumulation VUL with Vitality is designed for pre-retirees and features strong death benefit protection along with cash value accumulation potential to help consumers better prepare for the future.
The conveyor provides the ability to have non-contact, zero-pressure accumulation, with accumulation zones driven by the rollers.
An excess accumulation is one that goes beyond the company's reasonable needs.