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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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As a result, production in the tradeables sector will fall from [S.
Of course, the tradeables sector was also negatively affected by wage policy.
8] This shows that production in the tradeables sector has still not reached the level attained in 1990.
Between 1990 and 1994, a remarkable change in the sectoral structure of the East German economy could be seen in the contribution of tradeables and nontradeables to total (net + gross) value added.
7) For the present study we measure "CP' as ratio of GDP to tradeables.
This shows that credit creation is also used for the expansion of the tradeable sector.
Fiscal contractions, whether temporary or permanent, reduce the relative price of non-tradeables in the current period; this sector then contracts while the tradeable sector, faced with lower wages, expands.
No matter what the effect on aggregate investment, however, the increased level of production of tradeables in the first period dominates on the current account, leading to the standard result of a trade surplus.
n2] rises; the smaller the effect that has on wages the less the crowding-out of investment in tradeables and the greater the crowding-in of investment in non-tradeables.