Held-to-Maturity Securities


DEFINITION of 'Held-to-Maturity Securities'

Debt securities that a firm has the ability and intent to hold until maturity.

BREAKING DOWN 'Held-to-Maturity Securities'

These are reported at amortized cost, therefore, they are not affected by swings in the financial markets.

  1. Maturity

    The period of time for which a financial instrument remains outstanding. ...
  2. Term To Maturity

    The remaining life of a financial instrument. In bonds, it is ...
  3. Debt

    An amount of money borrowed by one party from another. Many corporations/individuals ...
  4. One-Year Constant Maturity Treasury ...

    The interpolated one-year yield of the most recently auctioned ...
  5. Average Effective Maturity

    For a single bond, it is a measure of maturity that takes into ...
  6. Capitalization Rate

    The rate of return on a real estate investment property based ...
Related Articles
  1. Bonds & Fixed Income

    A Primer On Preferred Stocks

    Offering both income and relative security, these uncommon shares may work for you.
  2. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Savings Bonds For Income And Safety

    Bonds offer undeniable benefits to investors, including safety and tax advantages.
  3. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Convertible Bonds: Pros And Cons For Companies And Investors

    Find out why businesses choose this type of financing and what effect this has on investors.
  4. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Retail Notes: A Simpler Alternative To Bond Funds

    These securities are meant to be held until maturity, removing the burden of complex pricing that sometimes plagues bonds.
  5. Retirement

    Bond Basics Tutorial

    Investing in bonds - What are they, and do they belong in your portfolio?
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 Inflation Protected Bond Mutual Funds

    Learn about the characteristics and suitability of the top inflation-protected bond mutual funds, and how investors can use these funds to their advantage.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 Emerging Markets Bond Mutual Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the top three mutual funds offering exposure to the emerging markets bonds, and learn about the suitability of these funds.
  8. Investing Basics

    5 Common Misconceptions About Dividends

    Here are five common misconceptions about dividends that are important to know.
  9. Term

    What's a Sector?

    The term sector has several applications in economics and finance.
  10. Term

    What's a Return of Capital?

    A return of capital is an investment return that is not considered income.
  1. Are high yield bonds a good investment?

    Bonds are rated according to their risk of default by independent credit rating agencies such as Moody's, Standard & ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Where do penny stocks trade?

    Generally, penny stocks are traded through the use of the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and through pink sheets. ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Where can I buy penny stocks?

    Some penny stocks, those using the definition of trading for less than $5 per share, are traded on regular exchanges such ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the maximum Social Security disability benefits?

    The maximum Social Security disability benefit amount for a single eligible person in 2015 is $1,165 per month, but you can ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How does the stock market react to changes in the Federal Funds Rate?

    The stock market reacts to changes in the federal funds rate in various ways depending on where it is in the business cycle. ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What is the relationship between the current yield and risk?

    The general relationship between current yield and risk is that they increase in correlation to one another. A higher current ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Ex Works (EXW)

    An international trade term requiring the seller to make goods ready for pickup at his or her own place of business. All ...
  2. Letter of Intent - LOI

    A document outlining the terms of an agreement before it is finalized. LOIs are usually not legally binding in their entirety. ...
  3. Purchasing Power

    The value of a currency expressed in terms of the amount of goods or services that one unit of money can buy. Purchasing ...
  4. Real Estate Investment Trust - REIT

    A REIT is a type of security that invests in real estate through property or mortgages and often trades on major exchanges ...
  5. Section 1231 Property

    A tax term relating to depreciable business property that has been held for over a year. Section 1231 property includes buildings, ...
  6. Term Deposit

    A deposit held at a financial institution that has a fixed term, and guarantees return of principal.
Trading Center
You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!