stock certificate


Definition of stock certificate

: an instrument evidencing ownership of one or more shares of the stock of a corporation

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Recent Examples on the Web Giving a young person a stock certificate can be a fun way to introduce them to investing, but in this digital era, many companies have phased out paper certificates. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: Slow-and-steady Verizon isn’t a sizzling stock but it’s still worth owning," 8 Nov. 2020 Brokers are seeking permission from regulators to suspend some tasks that were developed during the era of paper stock certificates. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "Wall Street Says Some Broker Duties Can’t Be Done From Home," 28 Mar. 2020 Bankers there received a stack of stock certificates worth roughly $1 billion that Mr. Wexner wanted to deposit, according to two private-bank employees who were there. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "JPMorgan Kept Jeffrey Epstein as a Client Despite Internal Warnings," 8 Aug. 2019 Liu adds the problem is unlikely to get cleared up soon, especially as, unlike stock certificates, many crypto assets are unique, and require extra effort from any would-be custodian that wants to store them. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Crypto Mama and the SEC’s “Escape Room”—The Ledger," 15 July 2019 Before McCartney played his concert at Lambeau Field last Saturday, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy gave the former Beatle a stock certificate, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Jenna West,, "Packers Made Paul McCartney a Shareholder at His Lambeau Field Concert," 14 June 2019 Scripophily is the name of the hobby that includes old bond and stock certificates. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "The Bond That’s Still Paying Interest, 280 Years Later," 6 Jan. 2019 The older technology didn’t hold his interest and his investors forced him out, with only worthless stock certificates in hand. John F. Wasik, WSJ, "Lessons From Tesla (the Man, Not the Car)," 14 Sep. 2018 In April, hundreds of startups raised venture capital through conventional offerings along with distributing stock certificates to investors. Tomio Geron, WSJ, "Tokenized Equity Brings New Way to Raise Capital, But Questions Remain," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of stock certificate

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stock certificate was in 1863

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“Stock certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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