Foreign

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Foreign'

1. A non-U.S. company with securities trading on the North American market.

2. In general, any corporation organized under the laws of another country.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Foreign'

1. From an American's perspective, foreign means pretty much everything outside the United States.

2. Sometimes foreign corporations are called alien corporations.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Tax Holiday

    A government incentive program that offers a tax reduction or ...
  2. Glocalization

    A combination of the words "globalization" and "localization" ...
  3. Outward Direct Investment - ODI

    A business strategy where a domestic firm expands its operations ...
  4. System Open Market Account - SOMA

    An account that is managed by the Federal Reserve Bank, containing ...
  5. Controlled Foreign Corporation ...

    A corporate entity that is registered and conducts business in ...
  6. SEC Form F-1

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Beyond Your Borders
    Insurance

    Investing Beyond Your Borders

  2. Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders
    Investing Basics

    Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

  3. Go International With Foreign Index ...
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Go International With Foreign Index ...

  4. Getting Into International Investing ...
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Getting Into International Investing ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Ghosting

    An illegal practice whereby two or more market makers collectively attempt to influence and change the price of a stock. ...
  2. Elasticity

    A measure of a variable's sensitivity to a change in another variable. In economics, elasticity refers the degree to which ...
  3. Tangible Common Equity - TCE

    A measure of a company's capital, which is used to evaluate a financial institution's ability to deal with potential losses. ...
  4. Yield To Maturity (YTM)

    The rate of return anticipated on a bond if held until the maturity date. YTM is considered a long-term bond yield expressed ...
  5. Net Present Value Of Growth Opportunities - NPVGO

    A calculation of the net present value of all future cash flows involved with an additional acquisition, or potential acquisition. ...
  6. Gresham's Law

    A monetary principle stating that "bad money drives out good." In currency valuation, Gresham's Law states that if a new ...
Trading Center