dealer paper

Dealer Paper

Commercial paper issued by a company to a dealer, who in turn sells the paper to investors. Commercial paper is a short-term debt security. Dealer paper describes one way a company may issue it. This method generally excludes small investors because there is a large minimum investment, often $250,000 or more. See also: Direct paper.

dealer paper

Commercial paper that is sold by original issuers through dealers who wholesale the paper to its ultimate buyers. Individual investors are usually excluded from trading in dealer paper because of the size of the investment required, usually a minimum of $250,000. Compare direct paper.
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(8) Data on daily issuance of dealer paper are not available; the calculation assumes 80 percent (the percentage of total outstanding issued by dealers) of the average daily issuance is placed by dealers.