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Seasoned

In the case of equity, having gained a reputation for quality with the investing public and enjoying liquidity in the secondary market; in the case of convertibles, having traded for at least 90 days after issue in Europe, and thus available for sale legally to U.S. investors.

Seasoned

1. Of or relating to a security that has been traded long enough to establish a positive reputation for liquidity and trade volume. Seasoned securities tend to have stable prices and meet with success of the secondary market.

2. Any euromarket security that has been traded for 40 days or longer. SEC regulations do not allow certain American investors to trade in euromarket securities before they have been traded for at least 40 days.

seasoned

Of, relating to, or being a security issue that has traded in the secondary market long enough to establish a track record for price variability and trading volume.
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Marija would about as soon have expected to see the sun shut down--the huge establishment had been to her a thing akin to the planets and the seasons.
Legree, like many other planters, had but one form of ambition,--to have in the heaviest crop of the season,--and he had several bets on this very present season pending in the next town.
Then there was a season of waiting anxiety that weighed upon Huck's spirits like a mountain.
Preparation for her first season helped her to forget her misadventure.
And so today we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drift, and a new season of American renewal has begun.
Tis thus, O boy, that Autumn comes, the cold Pitiless autumn of the wrack and mist, Autumn, the season of the cloudless sky, Autumn, of biting blasts, the time of blight And desolation; following the chill Stir of disaster, with a shout it leaps Upon us.
were always during the working season members of an artel.
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration.
Beside the regular operations of these formidable rivals, there have been from time to time desultory enterprises, or rather experiments, of minor associations, or of adventurous individuals beside roving bands of independent trappers, who either hunt for themselves, or engage for a single season, in the service of one or other of the main companies.
Therefore I have read with profound regret, in that article upon the yachting season of a certain year, that the seamanship on board racing yachts is not now what it used to be only a few, very few, years ago.
Several weeks were consumed in this cheerless manner, during which the inhabitants of the country gradually changed their pursuits from the social and bustling movements of the time of snow to the laborious and domestic engagements of the coming season, The village was no longer thronged with visitors; the trade that had enlivened the shops for several months, began to disappear; the highways lost their shining coats of beaten snow in impassable sloughs, and were deserted by the gay and noisy travellers who, in sleighs, had, during the winter, glided along their windings; and, in short, everything seemed indicative of a mighty change, not only in the earth, but in those who derived their sources of comfort and happiness from its bosom.
The apprehensions of hostility from the natives had subsided; indeed, as the season advanced, the Indians for the most part had disappeared from the neighborhood, and abandoned the sea-coast, so that, for want of their aid, the colonists had at times suffered considerably for want of provisions.