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Definition of

perfect capital market

Economics

when buying and selling do not affect prices a situation in which the decisions of buyers and sellers have no effect on market price in a capital market

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    Perfect capital markets enjoy an array of assumptions, including no cost to bankruptcy, infinitely divisible financial assets and liabilities, no transaction costs, etc. Pursuing a selected optimal capital structure would allow minute adjustments, the issuance or redemption of small amounts of capital, and other conveniences. We would simply strive for the optimal debt/equity ratio depicted in Figure 1. Indeed, in this unreal world one would...
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    There are three financing methods that companies can use: debt, equity, and hybrid securities. This categorization is based on the main characteristics of the securities.Debt FinancingDebt financing ranges from simple bank debt to commercial paper and corporate bonds. It is a contractual arrangement between a company and an investor, whereby the company pays a predetermined claim (or interest) that is not a function of its operating performance,...

Definitions of ’perfect capital market’ and meaning of ’perfect capital market’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’perfect capital market’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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