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What are Securities
Securities are all types of financial instruments that are convertible and represent for their owners financial value.

Securities is a collective term for all types of instruments that are convertible and represent for their owners financial value. Among the best known securities belong shares, bonds, investment certificates, participation certificates, bills or checks.

Ownership of securities thus gives their owner the property claim against the issuer of the security. Some types of securities therefore create a relationship between the debtor (in this case, the issuer of the security) and creditor (in this case, the owner of a security).

Different entities may be the issuers of securities:

Issuer: Securities of the issuer:
Enterprise Share, Bonds
Bank investment certificate
State Government bond, banknote, treasury bills
Natural Person Bill of Exchange, Promissory Note, checks
Financial Institutions
Forwards, Futures, Option, Swaps
Mortgage bank Mortgage bond
Unit trust Unit certificate

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Last update: 30.08.2016

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