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Definition of

short-term security

Stockholding & Investments

security maturing within 5 years a security that matures in less than five years

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    this are known as term repos. There are also open repos, which can be terminated by either side on a day’s notice. The lender normally receives a margin on the security, meaning that it is priced below market value, typically by 2% to 5%, depending on maturity. Repos are normally not for the smaller investor: in the primary market dealers frequently transact hundreds of millions of dollars, and in the secondary market repos of one million dollars are not uncommon.


Definitions of ’short-term security’ and meaning of ’short-term security’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’short-term security’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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