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A security whose title is transferable by delivery . See also: Negotiable instrument.


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.


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.


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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Thanks to information technology (IT), services formerly in the nontradable part of the economy, from radiology to accounting, have become tradable.
The tradable sector consists of the goods and services that can be produced in one country and consumed in another, or as in tourism or education, consumed by people from another country.
Yotopoulos says his idea probably hasn't been advanced before because it was so difficult to measure how much tradable and nontradable prices are off from their "real value.
Note also that for Rwanda the labour share is much lower in the urban tradable sector than for Egypt, consistent with similar production technology but much lower wage rates in Rwanda.
The higher the required volume of the tradable goods production, the greater the initial price discrepancy between the relative price tradables in terms of non-tradables.
On the vertical axis are reported wages, measured in terms of tradable goods, and the value of marginal product of labour in the two sectors: non-tradables on the left and tradables on the right.
T] is the relative price of nontradables to tradables.
The resulting bias is likely to he greater for relatively capital-intensive tradables than for non-tradables, as well as for countries with relatively higher endowment of capital (ie the euro area).
As the price of tradables is exogenous, the real exchange rate would appreciate.
With the price of tradables being exogenous to the system, the price of non-tradables is driven up, which causes real exchange rate appreciation.
The tradable input category includes only the tradable components of inputs that have different procedure to convert them into shadow prices.
The indirect labour component is obtained by adding up the non tradable components of tradable labour related to potato production.