Transaction Date

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Transaction Date'

The date upon which a security or other financial instrument is traded. The transaction date represents the time at which ownership is transferred. In banking, the date a transaction appears in the account is also referred to as the transaction date, although it is not necessarily the date on which the bank clears the transaction and deposits or withdraws funds.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Transaction Date'

The transaction date is not necessarily the same as the settlement date, which can happen several days after the transaction occurs. The seller is paid upon settlement because all of the details about the transaction have been finalized, and because the buyer is certain that what has been promised has actually been delivered.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Settlement Price

    In derivatives markets, the price used for determining profit ...
  2. Fail

    In common trading terms, if a seller does not deliver securities ...
  3. Trade

    A basic economic concept that involves multiple parties participating ...
  4. Settlement Date

    1. The date by which an executed security trade must be settled. ...
  5. Delivery Date

    1. The final date by which the underlying commodity for a futures ...
  6. Dividend

    A distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the average price-to-book ratio for companies in the drugs sector?

    Companies in the drug manufacturers - major industry sector are included under the health-care sector. Investors could use ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How does a company decide when it is going to split its stock?

    There are no set guidelines or requirements that determine when a company will split its stock. Often, companies that see ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Why are some spin-offs taxable and some are tax-free?

    The manner in which a parent company structures the spinoff and divests itself of a subsidiary or division determines whether ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Which has performed better historically, the stock market or real estate?

    For the majority of U.S. history – or at least as far back as reliable information goes – housing prices have increased only ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What's the difference between cash-on-delivery differ and delivery against payment?

    Cash on delivery and delivery versus payment describe different procedures and timing of payments. Cash on delivery describes ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How do I use Trade Volume Index (TVI) to create a forex trading strategy?

    The trade volume index (TVI) indicates whether a security is being accumulated or distributed and is calculated using intraday ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of The Bid-Ask Spread

    The bid-ask spread is essentially a negotiation in progress. To be successful, traders must be willing to take a stand and walk away in the bid-ask process through limit orders.
  2. Forex Education

    Forex Automation Software For Hands-Free Trading

    Automated forex trading software scans the market for favorable trades based on your input. Find out more about this valuable forex tool.
  3. Investing Basics

    Understanding Order Execution

    Find out the various ways in which a broker can fill an order, which can affect costs.
  4. Investing

    Tips For Investors In Volatile Markets

    Find out what to look out for when trading during market instability.
  5. Investing Basics

    Understanding Open-End Funds

    An open-end fund is a type of mutual fund that does not limit the amount of shares it issues, but issues as many shares as investors are willing to buy.
  6. Investing Basics

    What is a Nominal Value?

    The nominal value of a security, such as a stock or bond, remains fixed for the duration of its life.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    Calculating Future Value

    Future value is the value of an asset or cash at a specified date in the future that is equivalent in value to a specified sum today.
  8. Investing

    The Strong Dollar’s (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks

    A large portion of U.S. technology companies’ sales occur overseas, given the strong international business and consumer demand from many U.S. tech firms.
  9. Investing

    The Case For Stocks Today

    Last week, U.S. equities advanced with the S&P 500 Index notching new records. Investors are now getting nervous with rate and currency volatility spiking.
  10. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to be an informed investor.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Butterfly Spread

    A neutral option strategy combining bull and bear spreads. Butterfly spreads use four option contracts with the same expiration ...
  2. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
  3. Moving Average - MA

    A widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from random ...
  4. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  5. Productivity

    An economic measure of output per unit of input. Inputs include labor and capital, while output is typically measured in ...
  6. Variance

    The spread between numbers in a data set, measuring Variance is calculated by taking the differences between each number ...
Trading Center