marketable


marketable
marketable, marketability
An attribute that may or may not be associated with a security. A security is considered to be marketable if it is readily salable to buyers in an active secondary market. As defined by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ( OCC) (12 CFR 1), marketable means that the security:
(1) Is registered under the Securities Act of 1933,15 USC 77a et seq.;
(2) Is a municipal revenue bond exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, 15 USC 77c( a)(2);
(3) Is offered and sold pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 144A,17 CFR 230.144, and rated investment grade or is the credit equivalent of investment grade; or
(4) Can be sold with reasonable promptness at a price that corresponds reasonably to its fair value. American Banker Glossary

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marketable mar‧ket‧a‧ble [ˈmɑːktəbl ǁ ˈmɑːr-] adjective
marketable goods, services, skills etc can be sold easily because people and organizations want them:

• It's a long, uncertain path from the laboratory to marketable drugs.

• Because he has no higher education or marketable work skills, he is limited to unskilled jobs.

— marketability noun [uncountable] :

• The reason for the discount is the lack of marketability of the shares.

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marketable UK US /ˈmɑːkɪtəbl/ adjective
MARKETING marketable products are easy to sell because a lot of people want them: marketable commodities/goods/products »

The grants are available for inventors who want to turn their ideas into marketable products.

highly/more/most marketable »

Some fear that putting the more marketable stores up for sale would only compound the group's difficulties.

HR marketable skills are useful ones that make an employer want to give you a job: »

For those with marketable skills, the jobs are still there.

highly/more/most marketable »

His leadership skills are probably his most marketable asset.

MARKETING ready and available for sale: »

The company says a marketable product is at least three years down the road.

STOCK MARKET used to describe shares, etc. that can be bought or sold by investors: »

marketable bonds/equities/investments

See also MARKETABLE SECURITY(Cf. ↑marketable security)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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