Letter stock

Privately placed common stock, so-called because the SEC requires a letter from the purchaser stating that the stock is not intended for resale. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   A US privately issued security, which is not registered with the SEC and is thus not easy to transfer. Also known as letter securities, a term which covers letter bonds as well as letter stocks or shares. A SEC rule requires the purchaser to lodge an 'investment letter' saying the purchase is for investment and not for resale.
   ► See also SEC.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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