1. The process of offering securities as an attempt to raise funds. Companies may issue bonds or shares to investors as a method of financing the business.

2. A series of stocks or bonds that have been offered to the public. A bond or stock issue relates to the set of instruments that were released under one offering.


1. The issuance of securities can take many forms. Companies may have a new issue, where securities are released for the first time, or a seasoned issue, where an established firm offers additional shares.

2. For example, let's say a company sells a group of 10-year bonds to the public. That set of bonds will be referred to as a single issue

  1. Seasoned Issue

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  2. New Issue

    A reference to a security that has been registered, issued and ...
  3. Unissued Stock

    Stock that a company is authorized to issue but has never been ...
  4. Bonus Issue

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  5. Junior Issue

    A corporate security that ranks lower in claim to another corporate ...
  6. Offering

    The issue or sale of a security by a company. It is often used ...
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