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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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The report divides port accumulation modeling into two distinct dements--the analysis of exposure accumulation and the analysis of cargo vulnerability in the context of natural perils.
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Since the goal is accumulation, all of the money is invested in growth stocks that pay little or no dividend.
With either an annuity or a mutual fund, the participant bas the right to withdraw the accumulation at any time but with different consequences.
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The commercial property/casualty insurance provider developed its Global Underwriting Accumulations Repository of Data, better known as GUARD, to allow underwriters to better evaluate risks.
It will also be able to look at subsequent accumulations and might contend that the need for funds did not arise until a later year.
The accumulation of materials within the collection and transport systems often can go unnoticed.
This immunization, they found, generated antibodies that prevented the accumulation of beta-amyloid within the mouse brain and even cleared existing amyloid deposits, known as plaques.