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Financial Asset

A non-physical asset. Examples of financial assets include bank accounts and shares in a publicly-traded company. Financial assets are distinguished from physical assets like real estate and personal property. In general, when one speaks of "investing" and the "market," one is referring to financial assets, though both those terms may include non-financial assets like corn or wheat.

financial asset

A financial claim on an asset that is usually documented by some type of legal representation. Examples include bonds and shares of stock but not tangible assets such as real estate or gold.
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The survey divides asset holdings between financial assets and nonfinancial assets (like houses and cars).
Release date- 16082012 - The financial assets of households rose by around EUR91 billion in the first quarter of 2012 to EUR4,805 billion at the end of the quarter.
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In both 1983 and 1989, only about 4 percent of all families were both among the largest nonmortgage debt holders and among the smallest financial asset holders (table 12).
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It also establishes conditions for determining when control over a financial asset or liability has been transferred to another party.
The FASB's proposal takes a financial components approach in determining the proper accounting for financial asset transfers, which would require an entity to recognize all the assets it controls and the liabilities it has incurred on the balance sheet, after financial assets are transferred.
An unqualified right (obligation) to receive (deliver) cash or another financial asset on or before a specified date or on demand.
Rising housing market activity and the increased value of people's financial assets helped household wealth to increase by PS1.

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