Partial Redemption


DEFINITION of 'Partial Redemption'

An investment-transaction classification that refers to the withdrawal of a portion of a security's value by the owner. Rather than withdrawing the entire amount of his or her security's value from the account, an investor may prefer to keep a portion of the value invested in the asset while still obtaining some cash.

BREAKING DOWN 'Partial Redemption'

For example, a partial redemption occurs if an investor orders the withdrawal of a portion of Treasury notes held in an account. The account owner would specify the proportion of the asset he or she would like to withdraw; the amount withdrawn includes a portion of the asset's principal and interest earned.

  1. Mandatorily Redeemable Shares

    Shares owned by an individual or entity which are required to ...
  2. Redemption

    The return of an investor's principal in a fixed income security, ...
  3. Government Security

    A bond (or debt obligation) issued by a government authority, ...
  4. U.S. Treasury

    Created in 1798, the United States Department of the Treasury ...
  5. Treasury Note

    A marketable U.S. government debt security with a fixed interest ...
  6. Treasury Bill - T-Bill

    A short-term debt obligation backed by the U.S. government with ...
Related Articles
  1. Retirement

    The Money Market

    If your investments in the stock market are keeping you from sleeping at night, it's time to learn about the safer alternatives in the money market.
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 Muni California Mutual Funds

    Discover analyses of the top three California municipal bond mutual funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical performance and suitability.
  3. Brokers

    How to Find Wealthier Financial Advisory Clients

    Most financial advisors are eager to add more and wealthier clients to their practice. Here's what it takes.
  4. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 4 Investment Grade Corporate Bonds ETFs

    Discover detailed analysis and information about some of the top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to the investment-grade corporate bond market.
  5. Professionals

    Career Advice: Stockbroker Vs. Financial Advisor

    Read a detailed comparison between life as a stockbroker versus a financial advisor; find out how the two are different and which one is best for you.
  6. Investing Basics

    The 4 Biggest Bond Myths

    Bonds can be a great addition to a portfolio but be aware of these four myths.
  7. Investing

    Watch Your Duration When Rates Rise

    While recent market volatility is leading investors to look for the nearest exit, here are some suggestions for bond exposure in attractive sectors.
  8. Bonds & Fixed Income

    What are Treasury STRIPS?

    STRIPS is an acronym that stands for Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal Securities.
  9. Investing Basics

    Why Use a Discount Broker?

    A discount broker is a stockbroker that does not offer clients investment advice, but trades shares for a smaller commission than a full-service broker.
  10. Investing Basics

    How Does a Convertible Debenture Work?

    A convertible debenture is an interest-bearing loan a company issues that can be turned into stock.
  1. Why would an investor opt for a partial redemption as opposed to a full redemption?

    A partial redemption occurs when an investor liquidates some, but not all, of a security's value. For example, suppose an ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Where can I buy government bonds?

    The type of bond determines where you can purchase it, so you need to decide which type of bond you would like to purchase ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Are long-term U.S. government bonds risk-free?

    For any debt obligation to be considered completely risk-free, investors must have full faith that the principal and interest ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. 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 >>
  5. 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 >>
  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. Capitalization Rate

    The rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the income that the property is expected to generate.
  2. Gross Profit

    A company's total revenue (equivalent to total sales) minus the cost of goods sold. Gross profit is the profit a company ...
  3. Revenue

    The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned ...
  4. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
  5. Operating Cost

    Expenses associated with the maintenance and administration of a business on a day-to-day basis.
  6. Cost Of Funds

    The interest rate paid by financial institutions for the funds that they deploy in their business. The cost of funds is one ...
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!