Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a security that may not be sold by one investor to another but is generally redeemable by the issuer within limitations; nonnegotiable.
  • adj. Difficult or impossible to market: a nonmarketable product.

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  • adj. Not marketable.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ marketable

Examples

  • This is going to happen anyway because there is nothing in the Social Security trust fund except a bunch of nonmarketable Treasury IOUs -- the money has been spent.

    Fact And Comment

  • Properly appraised gifts of nonmarketable securities to public charities such as, say, the American National Red Cross present no deduction problem.

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman: I Got Bad Tax Advice

  • The contributions were of a nonmarketable security, in this case rights to a portion of ongoing fees earned by a hedge fund to which Cooperman had provided startup money but didn't run.

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman: I Got Bad Tax Advice

  • Cooperman told Forbes that McGladrey knew he was planning to donate a nonmarketable security to his private foundation and take a deduction when the firm rendered its appraisal for a fee that Cooperman said was about $20,000.

    Billionaire Leon Cooperman: I Got Bad Tax Advice

  • One fourth of all catches are discarded, either because they are undersized or nonmarketable.

    Economics of fisheries

  • Pricing natural capital, especially nonmarketable natural capital, is so far an intractable problem, but one that need not be faced here.

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics~ Chapter 3

  • The explanation for increasingly opaque financial markets lies chiefly in securitization -- the conversion of nonmarketable assets into marketable obligations -- which has accelerated dramatically in recent decades.

    Transparency and the Fed

  • To many, the profit potential seemed virtually unlimited, because it stretched well beyond nonmarketable assets (like a mortgage) and was global in scope.

    Transparency and the Fed

  • If there were no statute, regulations, or prior case law, logically one would still need to acknowledge that the value of a nonmarketable sure thing like lottery payments should not be much less than the present value of those winnings.

    Gerzog on Estate Tax Treatment of Lottery Winnings

  • Donovan and Davis are two new additions to the "lottery cases," which, like the others, point out the conflicted interpretations on the issue of the valuation of nonmarketable annuities.

    Gerzog on Estate Tax Treatment of Lottery Winnings

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