non-marketable security


A type of security that has difficulty being sold due to the fact that it typically does not trade on a normal exchange or market. Normally these types of securities will trade on an over the counter market or as a private transaction between investors. In some cases, there are many regulations with regard to buying and selling of these types of securities.

Use this term in a sentence

You may want to try and find out if a non-marketable security that is safe enough for you to invest in.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 4 people found this helpful.

It was a non-marketable security and my co worker was really bummed because he thought it would be marketable for us.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 9 people found this helpful.

Their big play was with a non-marketable security, and there was some buzz at the upper management levels that the figures on this deal could be record breaking.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 9 people found this helpful.

Show more usage examples...

Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
nonliquid asset nonmember bank