Investor Glossary-depositInvestor Glossary-depositInvestor Glossary-depositInvestor Glossary-depositInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Deposit

The HTML to link to this page
 

Deposit has two distinct meanings. Meaning one is applied to funds provided as security or collateral for expected delivery of a good. For instance in a real estate acquisition, a deposit is provided in advance of closing. The exact timing and amount varies depending upon the part of the country. A real estate purchase deposit may be called a good faith deposit, a contract deposit, or simply a deposit. The second meaning of deposit is applied to funds transferred to another party, typically a financial institution, for safekeeping. An account holder who submits money to a credit union or bank for addition to the owner's account balance is said to make a deposit. A direct deposit is a type of payment where the payor transfers funds for the benefit of the payee to the financial institution where the payee has an account.



Rate this deposit definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: reverse mortgage, current ratio, phantom income, APR, limit order, class C shares, labor relations, diluted share, covered put, dividends payable, debt service coverage, option premium, per diem, irrevocable trust, stock split, inflation, cancelled check, risk management, required rate of return, 1035 exchange, FICO score, 144a, minority interest, Key Rate Duration, average price per share, deferred revenue, liquidity ratio, command economy, annual return, LIBOR, quality assurance, VIX, ex-dividend, ex-dividend date, open position, in escrow, wholly-owned subsidiary, EBITDA, implied volatility, retained earnings, balance sheet, deferred tax, margin rate, 1031 exchange, Zero Cost Collar, FTSE, stock market close, 401a, real GDP


Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
Investor Glossary Index >>> # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
©2004-2014 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use