• Refers to the various underlying or assumed probabilistic processes. A few distributions are: the Binomial, the Normal, and the Uniform.
• Payments from fund or corporate cash flow. May include dividends from earnings, capital gains from sale of portfolio holdings and return of capital. Fund distributions can be made by check or by investing in additional shares. Funds are required to distribute capital gains (if any) to shareholders at least once per year. Some Corporations offer Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRP).
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| ||1099 r: Is a form that reports retirement plan Distributions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It covers annuities, IRAs, pensions, profit-sharing, and simplified employee pensions (SEPs).|
| ||Dividend or dividends: Refer to Distributions made by a corporation to its shareholders. The shareholders can be common or preferred. Dividends are usually paid in cash. However, dividends are sometimes paid in stock. There have been situations where the dividend was paid in product or a processed good such as a precious metal.|
| ||Dividends: Periodic Distributions of earnings to the owners of stock in a firm paid only at the discretion of the board of directors.|
| ||Dollar return: The return realized on a portfolio for any evaluation period, including (1) the change in market value of the portfolio and (2) any Distributions made from the portfolio during that period.|
| ||Ex dividend date: Also known as the Ex-Date. The first date on which a security is traded without entitling the buyer to receive Distributions previously declared. This is the date after which the seller, and not the buyer, of a stock will be entitled to a recently announced dividend. It is usually several business days before the record date, and is indicated in newspaper listings with an x. The first day of trading when the seller, rather than the buyer, of a stock will be entitled to the most recently announced dividend payment. This date set by the NYSE (and generally followed on other US exchanges) is currently two business days before the record date. A stock that has gone ex-dividend is marked with an x in newspaper listings on that date.|