DEFINITION of 'Disposition'

Getting rid of an asset or security through a direct sale or some other method.

BREAKING DOWN 'Disposition'

Quite often you will see insider trades report a "disposition" of a certain number of shares, this just means that they sold them.

  1. Asset Acquisition Strategy

    The purchase of a company by buying its assets instead of its ...
  2. Close Position

    Executing a security transaction that is the exact opposite of ...
  3. Insider Trading

    The buying or selling of a security by someone who has access ...
  4. Sell

    The process of liquidating an asset in exchange for cash. The ...
  5. Cash

    Legal tender or coins that can be used to exchange goods, debt ...
  6. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    A Career In Real Estate Portfolio Management

    Find out why this job more closely resembles the role of a CEO than an asset manager.
  2. Investing Basics

    Principal Trading and Agency Trading

    Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you buy or sell a stock? Read on and find out!
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    When To Sell A Mutual Fund

    Unhappy with your mutual fund's returns and thinking of investing elsewhere? Read this article first.
  4. Retirement

    Estate Planning For Canadians

    Trusts, wills, taxes and rules differ by country. Find out what you need to know about estate plans in Canada.
  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    American Funds' Top Funds for Retirement

    Planning for retirement in this economic and investment environment is far from easy. American Funds might offer an answer.
  6. Economics

    The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Finance and economics are often taught as separate subjects, but they are interrelated disciplines that influence one another in many ways.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Fees: Why BlackRock is the Latest to Cut Them

    Low expense ratios are a big selling point for ETFs, but are they being focused on too much?
  8. Financial Advisors

    Vanguard's Target Date Funds: What You Should Know

    Target date funds have grown in popularity as an investment of choice among 401(k) investors. Here's a closer look at Vanguard's offerings.
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Zeroing in on Fidelity’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Fidelity's retirement funds might offer long-term potential, but perhaps a better opportunity is available.
  10. Fundamental Analysis

    An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  1. What are the dormancy and escheatment rules for stock accounts?

    While the specific dormancy and escheatment rules for stock accounts vary by state, all states provide for the escheatment ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Who decides if a financial security should be escheated?

    There is no one entity who "decides" to escheat assets. Rather, financial institutions are required to report inactive accounts ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How does escheatment impact a company?

    In recent years, state governments have become increasingly aggressive in enforcing escheatment laws. As a result, many businesses ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What happens if property is wrongfully escheated?

    If your financial accounts, such as bank, investment or savings accounts, are declared dormant and the managing financial ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What causes a stock account to be escheated?

    Your state government may be able to escheat your stock account or another financial asset if the account or asset is deemed ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What is the expense ratio in the insurance industry?

    The expense ratio in the insurance industry is a measure of profitability calculated by dividing the expenses associated ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio is an indicator of a company’s short-term liquidity. The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet ...
  2. Black Tuesday

    October 29, 1929, when the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million ...
  3. Black Monday

    October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost almost 22% in a single day. That event marked the beginning ...
  4. Monetary Policy

    Monetary policy is the actions of a central bank, currency board or other regulatory committee that determine the size and ...
  5. Indemnity

    Indemnity is compensation for damages or loss. Indemnity in the legal sense may also refer to an exemption from liability ...
  6. Discount Bond

    A bond that is issued for less than its par (or face) value, or a bond currently trading for less than its par value in the ...
Trading Center