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Security. The first meaning of security is a financial instrument that can be bought or sold. The second meaning is Collateral, any form of asset that is pledged (made available to a Counterparty) in the context of other financial contracting. This entry focuses on the first meaning of the term.


A security can be:

  • any note, stock, treasury stock, security future, security-based swap, bond, debenture,certificate of interest
  • or participation in any profit-sharing agreement
  • or in any oil, gas, or other mineral royalty or lease,
  • any collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting-trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security
  • any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege on any security, certificate of deposit,
  • or group or index of securities (including any interest therein or based on the value thereof),
  • or any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege entered into on a national securities exchange relating to foreign currency,
  • or in general, any instrument commonly known as a security,
  • or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing;


A security does not include:

  • currency
  • or any note, draft, bill of exchange, or bankers' acceptance which has a maturity at the time of issuance of not exceeding nine months, exclusive of days of grace, or any renewal thereof the maturity of which is likewise limited.

See Also

  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended 12 August 2012


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