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A security whose title is transferable by delivery . See also: Negotiable instrument.
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A security that may be bought or sold. Generally, a negotiable security is traded on the secondary market, but the initial sale takes place on the primary market. Negotiable securities may be low-risk, such a Treasury bonds, or high-risk, such as stocks. They are also known as marketable securities. See also: Nonmarketable security.
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1. Of, relating to, or being a price that is not firmly established.
2. Of or relating to an instrument that is easily transferable from one owner to another owner. With proper endorsement, most securities are negotiable.
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A negotiable contract is one whose terms can be altered by agreement between the parties to the contract.

For example, when you negotiate the sale of your home, you might be willing to reduce the price, or you might be flexible about the closing date, generally in response to some concessions from the buyer.

Similarly, the interest rate on your mortgage or the number of points you pay might be negotiable with your lender.

A negotiable financial instrument or security is one that can be transferred easily from one party to another by endorsing and delivering the appropriate documentation.

Stock certificates are negotiable, for example, requiring the owner simply to sign the back and deliver the document to an agent. A check is also negotiable, transferring money from the writer to the payee on the basis of a signature and an endorsement.

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The study found that women were three times more likely to apply for jobs with negotiable salaries than were men and to pursue negotiations once they applied.
The difference between a non-negotiable document and a negotiable document is that a negotiable document actually transfers title of the goods once one "original" of the document is endorsed and surrendered to the buyer.
Uyan also said that Kuveyt Turk exerts efforts for providing new products for clintele and investors through setting up a fund that invests in gold and negotiable in stock exchanges, making use of its long experience in the gold market.
The negotiable certificate program allows affordable housing developers to sell the tax abatement certificates to market-rate developers, netting the affordable developer about five certificates for each unit of housing produced.
Clearly our constitution is not negotiable and any attempt to overthrow the sovereignty of the monarch would be illegal under existing legislation relating to treason.
The new requirement that affordable units be built onsite necessarily eliminates the 421-a negotiable certificate program.
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"As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable. Among these, the following emerge clearly today:
In June he said the rebate was not negotiable; in September he said it was negotiable but only if the French reviewed the bloated CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), and in December he gave it away with nothing in return.
The purpose of the baskets is to identify behaviors that are non-negotiable, negotiable, and not worth addressing.
In Jon Barrett's interview and others, Clark has stressed time and again that gay rights are not negotiable, that civil liberties are not negotiable, that private choices are not negotiable, and that all of the above must be protected if this country is going to honor the promises made in the Constitution.
Juris Publishing (Huntington, NY) has published The New Law of Negotiable Instruments, an 800-page volume that is designed to assist practitioners in identifying the ambiguities inherent in the law of negotiable securities.