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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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[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.
The transportation and trade sectors show a moderate rise in their share of employment, whereas the manufacturing industry sector, an important sector of tradeables, suffered from a considerable loss of relative importance between 1990 and 1994.
Though the business sector and the unions are now willing to correct the errors of the past, fiscal transfers from West to East Germany continue to exert their pressure on the tradeables sector.
From the tradeable and nontradeables point of view, nominal unit labor costs in the manufacturing sector of East Germany have dropped from their unprecedented high of 103.7 per 100 DMs in 1992 to a level of 95.7 per 100 DMs in 1996.
For a temporary fiscal contraction [p.sub.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.
The smaller expansion in the output of tradeables (as compared to the temporary contraction case above) alongside an even larger increase in consumption and the ambiguous effects on investment make the present trade-balance effect ambiguous.
As the tradeable sector is unconstrained, we will deal first with non-tradeables.
The tradeable sector, as already mentioned, is assumed not to experience