Income Share

DEFINITION of 'Income Share'

A class of shares offered by a dual purpose fund that has little room for capital appreciation but gives the holder a portion of all income earned in the portfolio.

BREAKING DOWN 'Income Share'

This type of share typically attracts those investors looking for a steady stream of income rather than capital appreciation. The holders receive their portion of all income created in the portfolio plus any additional returns on the stocks' par value at the time of the fund's dissolution.

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