Definitive Securities

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Definitive Securities'

Securities that are issued in the form of a paper certificate as opposed to book-entry securities which are electronic entries into a computer. Examples of definitive securities include bearer and registered bonds.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Definitive Securities'

Con artists use scams offering the opportunity to "rent" or "lease" Treasury securities. These assets typically exist in book entry form and allow the scam to appear legitimate while providing the con artist with ample excuses when asked to present proof of ownership.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Book-Entry Securities

    Investments such as stocks and bonds whose ownership is recorded ...
  2. Registered Security

    1. The name given to securities whereby ownership is registered ...
  3. Register

    1. The act of recording an event, transaction, name or other ...
  4. Bearer Bond

    A fixed-income instrument that is owned by whoever is holding ...
  5. Registered Bond

    A bond whose owner is registered with the bond's issuer. The ...
  6. Surrender Period

    The amount of time an investor must wait until he or she can ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing In Securitized Products
    Insurance

    Investing In Securitized Products

  2. Buy Treasuries Directly From The Fed
    Active Trading

    Buy Treasuries Directly From The Fed

  3. Avoiding Online Investment Scams
    Personal Finance

    Avoiding Online Investment Scams

  4. What causes a bond's price to rise?
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    What causes a bond's price to rise?

Hot Definitions
  1. Conduit Issuer

    An organization, usually a government agency, that issues municipal securities to raise capital for revenue-generating projects ...
  2. Financing Entity

    The party in a financing arrangement that provides money, property, or another asset to an intermediate entity or financed ...
  3. Hyperinflation

    Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is ...
  4. Gross Rate Of Return

    The total rate of return on an investment before the deduction of any fees or expenses. The gross rate of return is quoted ...
  5. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option ...
  6. Leading Indicator

    A measurable economic factor that changes before the economy starts to follow a particular pattern or trend. Leading indicators ...
Trading Center