Seasoned Securities

Seasoned Securities

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 on the secondary market.
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The fact that the perpetuity model does better in pricing new issues than seasoned securities may reflect a more accurate estimation of k used in Equation (1).