Owning or having Control over voting shares of a security. An individual or company holding a beneficial ownership of more than 5 percent of a publicly traded company is required to disclose the fact to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by filing a Schedule 13D. Schedule 13D filings can be accessed on the SEC's EDGAR database.
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Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipt (SPDR)
holding company depositary receipts (HOLDRs)
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