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What is a 'Financial Asset'

A financial asset is an asset that derives value because of a contractual claim. Stocks, bonds, bank deposits, and the like are all examples of financial assets.

BREAKING DOWN 'Financial Asset'

Unlike land and property--which are tangible, physical assets--financial assets do not necessarily have physical worth.

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