CUSIP Number

What is the 'CUSIP Number'

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

BREAKING DOWN 'CUSIP Number'

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

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