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Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Capital


Synonyms:cash, influence, investments, money, wealth
Filed Under: financial-banking, investments
Tags: banking, investment
 

Definition of capital

capital
1. Wealth in the form of money or property that is used to make money or that is accumulated in a business by a person, partnership, or corporation.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • best's capital adequacy relativity   A percentage used to measure a company's relative capital strength as compared to an industry peer composite.
  • capital gain (CG)   The profit made by the seller when real estate or other capital assets are sold. Capital gains are taxed more favourably than earned income. However, this can be dependent on your tax bracket and the length of time you owned the asset before it was sold. You could pay approximately one-third to one-half less tax than you would pay on the same amount of earned salary.
  • capital loss   When an asset is sold for less than what you paid, or less than its adjusted basis, it is a capital loss. However, when it comes to taxes a capital loss is not always bad because you can use it to reduce the amount of income being taxed by the amount of the loss, up to $3,000 per year. If your loss is more significant, the excess (or capital loss carryover) can be carried forward indefinitely until the total loss is used.
  • foreign investment   Investing money into a business in another country.
  • leverage   The use of a small amount of cash and a large loan to buy something.
  • leveraged property   A property financed with mortgage debt.
  • profit   When revenues exceed expenses.
  • return on equity (ROE)   A ratio that shows how profitable a company is when compared to shareholder equity.
  • short-term capital gain (STCG)   Your gain from the sale of a capital asset that you held for one year or less.
  • short-term capital loss   Your loss from the sale of a capital asset that you held for one year or less.

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