securities

   Financial instruments that are traded on a stock exchange and yield an income. Securities include shares, bonds and debentures issued by corporations. The assets and/or profits of the issuing corporation stand as security for payment. No specific property is pledged as security, however, so securities are dependent on the future profitability of the corporation. Government bonds operate in much the same way as corporate securities.

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  • securities — and other financial instruments of any description …   Euroclear glossary

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  • securities — Stocks, bonds, notes, convertible debentures, warrants, or other documents that represent a share in a company or a debt owed by a company or government entity. Evidences of obligations to pay money or of rights to participate in earnings and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • securities — Paper certificates (definitive securities) or electronic records ( book entry securities) evidencing ownership of equity ( stocks) or debt obligations ( bonds). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary securities and other financial instruments of any… …   Financial and business terms

  • securities — n. 1) to issue; register securities 2) corporate; gilt edged; government; negotiable securities * * * gilt edged government negotiable securities register securities corporate to issue …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Securities — Security Se*cu ri*ty, n.; pl. {Securities}. [L. securitas: cf. F. s[ e]curit[ e]. See {Secure}, and cf. {Surety}.] 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • securities — se|cu|ri|ties [ sı kjurətiz ] noun plural BUSINESS documents showing that you own SHARES in a company …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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