Debt Security

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Definition: Debt Security



Full Definition of Debt Security


A debt security is a written agreement to repay a loan, usually with interest, within a given time frame. A debt security may also be referred to as a debt instrument. Issuing a debt security is one way that governments, corporations and even individuals raise capital. A debt security is generally backed by some form of collateral or, in the case of a government bond, a debt security is guaranteed by the taxing power of the government. Common examples of a debt security include government and corporate bonds, certificates of deposit, loan notes, and mortgages. In many cases, a debt security is rated by a third party and may be sold or traded on the open market. When a debt security is traded in the secondary market it may trade at par value, below par value or above par value, depending on market forces.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Debt Security are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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