Bonus and rights issues of shares

GoldenRetreiverGoldenRetreiver Feels At HomePosts: 64Registered
Hi when you have a bonus issue of shares - you dont index up to the date of the new issue because there is no money involved. However, I am unsure what to do with rights issues - do I index up to the date of the rights issue or not?

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  • kyle1kyle1 Feels At Home Posts: 31Registered
    Hi when you have a bonus issue of shares - you dont index up to the date of the new issue because there is no money involved. However, I am unsure what to do with rights issues - do I index up to the date of the rights issue or not?
    the reason you dont index for the bonus share is because you havent physicaly had to pay for them. Whereas for the rights issue you will have to pay for them so in such case you will index to the point of which you recieved the rights issue.
  • AdamRAdamR Experienced Mentor Posts: 668Registered
    After retrieving my text books and looking this one up I can say I've made a complete fool of myself :D I was getting confused with the bonus shares - these have to be attached to the original purchase (especially if the issue is after 1998, else your pool will be incorrect). However contrary to my first attempt at this post, in the event of a rights issue shares held would be indexed to the date of issue and the pool would be continued in the usual way. Apologies if anyone read my original post and was a little confused!
  • kyle1kyle1 Feels At Home Posts: 31Registered
    you would only index the cost of the original 5000 as the rights issue is already valued at that present day.

    One note to remember if you have two asset pools open one for before april 1998 and one for after 1998 and you get a rights issue, remember to include in both!!
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