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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A company or municipality offering (or having already offered) securities for sale to investors. Examples include corporations, investment trusts, and government entities.
1. The entity, such as a corporation or municipality, that offers (or proposes to offer) its securities for sale. 2. The creator of an option, sometimes referred to as the writer.
An entity that puts a financial asset in the marketplace.
A corporation that has distributed to the public securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.