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Financial Instrument

Any document with monetary value. Examples include cash and cash equivalents, but also securities such as bonds and stocks which have value and may be traded in exchange for money.
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Financial instrument.

A financial instrument is a physical or electronic document that has intrinsic monetary value or transfers value. For example, cash is a financial instrument, as is a check.

Listed and unlisted securities, loans, insurance policies, interests in a partnership, and precious metals are also financial instruments. A contractual obligation is also a financial instrument as is a deed that records home ownership.

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