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GLOSSARY

Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Capital Investments


Synonyms:assets, property, substance
Filed Under: financial-banking, investments, real-estate
Tags: banking, business, investment, management, realty
 

Definition of capital investments

capital investments
1. Funds that are used to buy permanent fixed assets for a business. This might include machinery, land, or buildings as opposed to those expenses incurred on a day-to-day basis.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • asset   Anything of monetary value that is owned by a person. Assets include real property, personal property, and enforceable claims against others including bank accounts, stocks, mutual funds, and so on.
  • capital assets   Items that you own for investment or personal purposes, such as stocks, bonds or stamp collections. When you sell a capital asset, depending on the price you earn a capital gain or a capital loss. Gains are taxed at a special rate, and losses can be used in many cases to reduce the amount that is taxed. See also "Capital Gain" or "Capital Loss."
  • capital cost allowance (CCA)   Capital Cost Allowance is a method of expensing depreciable assets as defined by the Canadian Income Tax Act (ITA).
  • capital expenditure   The cost of making an improvement to a property.
  • capital improvement   Any permanent structure or other asset added to a property that adds to its value.
  • fixed assets (FA)   Assets like machinery, land, buildings, or property used in operating a business that will not be consumed or converted into cash during the current accounting period.
  • investment   Something you put your money into in order to make money.
  • operating cash flow (OCF)   The money a company generates from its business operations. This revenue excludes costs from certain investments.
  • useful life   The number of years depreciable business property is expected to be productive and in use.
  • valuation   The estimation of a property's price value through an appraisal.

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