Negotiable

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Negotiable'

1. Describing the price of a good or security that is not firmly established.

2. Describing a good or security whose ownership is easily transferable from one party to another.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Negotiable'

1. You will often hear the term "negotiable" in reference to the purchase price of a particular good. The term states that the asking price is not set in stone and can be adjusted depending on the circumstance.

2. Most securities are negotiable, which means that they can be easily transferred from one party to the next, provided all proper documentation is included.

An example of a negotiable instrument would be a certificate of deposit. These can be easily bought and sold between different parties.

Also known as "marketable", "transferable" or "un-registered".

RELATED TERMS
  1. Series I Bond

    A non-marketable, interest-bearing U.S. government savings bond ...
  2. Pay To Bearer

    Any check or draft that can be transferred to the holder by delivery ...
  3. Certificate of Deposit Account ...

    A program that allows the public to spread money around various ...
  4. Endorser

    A person who is authorized to sign a negotiable security in order ...
  5. Series EE Bond

    A non-marketable, interest-bearing U.S. government savings bond ...
  6. Non-Negotiable

    1. A term relating to the price of a good or security which is ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. Are waivers of subrogation clauses ever ineffective in preventing a third-party lawsuit?

    Sometimes waiver of subrogation clauses are ineffective at preventing a third-party lawsuits. In determining who is responsible ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What is an alienation clause?

    Whether used in reference to insurance policies, mortgages or commercial loans, an alienation clause stipulates that should ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Master The Art Of Negotiation

    Learn the strategies that will help you to come out on top in any negotiation.
  2. Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The Money Market

    If you need liquidity and safety on a sum of money, don't forgo potential interest by keeping the funds as cash.
  3. Economics

    What is Earnest Money?

    An earnest money deposit shows the seller that a buyer is serious about purchasing a property.
  4. Retirement

    Time To Hire A Senior Move Manager?

    Watch for these signs that you or an elderly family member may need to downsize and move somewhere easier to manange. A senior move manager can help.
  5. Retirement

    A New Solution To Help Seniors Relocate

    As Americans age – and families try to cope – the new field of senior move managers helps seniors relocate to safer homes with the least possible stress.
  6. Investing Basics

    ISDA Master Agreement

    The ISDA Master Agreement is a document outlining the terms of an over-the-counter derivatives transaction between two parties. This document serves as a standard agreement in these transactions ...
  7. Budgeting

    4 Contract Essentials You Need to Know

    Over your lifetime, you’ll be asked to sign lots of contracts – perhaps agreeing to purchase a home, a car or to join a new gym or online dating service.
  8. Home & Auto

    Home Sale Contingencies: What Buyers And Sellers Need To Know

    Home sale contingencies protect buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another. Find out what buyers and sellers need to know about these contractual conditions.
  9. Home & Auto

    Contingency Clauses In Home Purchase Contracts

    Here, we introduce widely used contingency clauses in home purchase contracts and how they can benefit both Buyers and Sellers.
  10. Options & Futures

    Easy Ways To Cut Rental Costs

    If rent payments are crippling your finances, then read on to learn how to save your money.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Fiduciary

    1. A person legally appointed and authorized to hold assets in trust for another person. The fiduciary manages the assets ...
  2. Expected Return

    The amount one would anticipate receiving on an investment that has various known or expected rates of return. For example, ...
  3. Carrying Value

    An accounting measure of value, where the value of an asset or a company is based on the figures in the company's balance ...
  4. Capital Account

    A national account that shows the net change in asset ownership for a nation. The capital account is the net result of public ...
  5. Brand Equity

    The value premium that a company realizes from a product with a recognizable name as compared to its generic equivalent. ...
Trading Center