Unseasoned issue

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Unseasoned issue

Issue of a security for which there is no existing market. See: Seasoned issue.

Unseasoned Issue

A new issue that only recently started trading. It is called unseasoned because investors do not know with certainty how the market will treat the issue, and whether or not it will be successful.
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Firms like Hanover Sterling that deal in inexpensive and typically unseasoned securities known as penny stocks collapse with dreary regularity.
Many issuers, especially new companies with unseasoned securities, are adding the convertible option to preferred stocks or bonds to make them more attractive to buyers.
Stanley, "The Financial Characterisitics and Price Movement Patterns of Companies Approaching the Unseasoned Securities Market in the Late 1970's," Financial Management (Winter 1980), pp.