Negotiable Certificate Of Deposit (NCD)

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DEFINITION of 'Negotiable Certificate Of Deposit (NCD)'

A certificate of deposit with a minimum face value of $100,000. These are guaranteed by the bank and can usually be sold in a highly liquid secondary market, but they cannot be cashed-in before maturity.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Negotiable Certificate Of Deposit (NCD)'

Due to their large denominations, NCDs are bought most often by large institutional investors. Institutions often use these as a way to invest in a low-risk, low-interest security.

A Yankee CD would be one example of a NCD.

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