CUSIP Number



An identification number assigned to all stocks and registered bonds. The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) oversees the entire CUSIP system.


This system is used in the U.S. and Canada. Foreign securities have a similar number called the "CINS number".

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  1. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

    The International Securities Identification Numbering (ISIN) system is an international standard set up by the International ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What is a CUSIP number?

    CUSIP stands for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures. Formed in 1962, this committee developed a system ... Read Full Answer >>
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    Before online brokers and personally-directed accounts, holding a physical stock certificate was a necessity, as this was ... Read Full Answer >>
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