Capital account1. (Current definition) Since sometime in the 1990s, "capital account" refers to a minor component of international transactions, involving unilateral transfers of ownership of property. The common definition, below, describes what is now called the financial account. 2. (Common definition) A country's international transactions arising from changes in holdings of real and financial capital assets (but not income on them, which is in the current account). Includes FDI, plus changes in private and official holdings of stocks, bonds, loans, bank accounts, and currencies. 3. (Bretton-Woods definition) Same as common definition except excluding official reserve transactions. This definition was used under the Bretton Woods System of pegged exchange rates, but is less meaningful under floating exchange rates.
Capital accountNet result of public and private international investment and lending activities.
Capitalization rateCapitalization rate
The rate of interest used to calculate the present value of a number of future payments.
Capital goodsCapital goods
Goods used by firms to produce other goods, e.g., office buildings, machinery, equipment.
Share capitalShare capital
The proportion of a company's capital which derives from the issue of ordinary shares and preference shares.
Capital movementCapital movement
See 'balance of payments'.
Capital appreciation fundCapital appreciation fund
See: Aggressive growth fund
Further SuggestionsRecapitalization proposal
Small capitalization (small cap) stocks
Maximum capital gains mutual fund
Hard capital rationing
capital market theory
Capital market imperfection
Capital account deficit
Pie model of capital structure
Investment Company with Variable Capital
Unrealized capital gain or loss
capital transfer tax
Return of capital
Capitalization Weighted Index