Equal dollar swap

Equal dollar swap

Selling common stock/convertibles in one company and reinvesting the proceeds in as many shares of (1) another type of security issued by the company, or (2) another security of the same type but of another company -- as can be bought with the proceeds of the sale. See: Equal shares swap.

Equal Dollar Swap

The sale of common stock in a publicly-traded company and the use of the proceeds to buy as many convertible securities in the same or a similar company as the proceeds will buy. For example, one may sell 1000 shares of AT&T at $25 per share and use the money to buy as many convertible bonds in AT&T as can be had for $25,000. An equal dollar swap gives the investor greater flexibility for the same investment than simply owning the common stock. See also: Equal Shares Swap.
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