Stocks, bonds, and the like; any instrument of secured indebtedness or of a right to participate in the profits or assets of a profit making concern. Traditionally, securities have been a major area of investment and speculation by individuals and banks.
Financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, futures, or options contracts. Securities may be traded on organized exchanges or on over-the-counter exchanges.
Webster's New World Finance
Securities Sentence Examples
No securities, however, could bind John.
The public rushed to the bank to obtain advances by pledging securities.
The business subsequently proved profitable, good dividends were paid, and the securities for the most part commanded a premium in the market.
Inasmuch as the debenture stocks and preference shares would have to be redeemed in 1911 at premiums ranging from 3 to 5 per cent., the state would have to pay the company £253,000 in excess of the total of the outstanding securities in order to enable the ordinary shares to receive par, and in the council's view this payment would diminish the p robability of the Post Office being able to afford a substantial reduction in the telephone charges.
In both states the consent of the Commission is necessary for the issue of corporate securities.