marketable security



Equity or debt instrument (share/stock, bond, note) that is listed on an exchange and can be readily bought or sold. A marketable security is a near-cash (liquid) asset and is recorded at acquisition cost (purchase price plus incidentals, commissions, and taxes) or market value (whichever is lower) in the account books under current assets. Non-marketable securities include savings bonds and restricted shares/stock.

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  • My portfolio is comprised almost entirely of things that might be considered a marketable security, because I want to make sure I can liquidate them quickly, if need be.

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  • You may want to put out a marketable security and see if people are really interested in investing in your company.

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  • The marketable security had a value that had been fluctuating as the nature of the business dictates so we locked in today's rate.

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