Entry Form

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Definition: Entry Form

Entry form is a form that is used to record data for operations. It is like a database of transactions or a system of tracking ownership. Here, no certificate is issued to the investors. Many investors keep a record of their shares in book-entry form. This is generally convenient way because one does not have to keep a physical stock certificate or slip, and can buy/sell securities without having new ones issued.


Other advantages of this concept are stated in this article too.


Also, replacement costs for certificates are high in case one loses them, though due to various technical advancements, ownership is not lost in general.


1. Book-entry securities eliminate the need to issue paper certificates of ownership.

2. Ownership of securities is never physically transferred when they are bought or sold; accounting entries are merely changed in the books of the commercial



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