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Financial Instruments

Overview of ownership of assets and debt in the financial marketplace.

Stock ownership

Corporate insiders – meaning a company's officers and directors, and any beneficial owners of more than ten percent of a class of the company's equity securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 – must file with the SEC a statement of ownership regarding those securities.  An overview of pertinent filings is here:

For search instructions see:
Section F. Insider Transactions

To find major stock ownership, go to:
Yahoo! Finance

  1. Look up the stock ticker in the search box.
  2. Navigate down the left column to "ownership".
  3. You can choose from Major Holders, Insider Transactions, or Insider Roster.
  4. This will give you the most current number of directly held shares.



Read about IPOs

Old Stock Certificates/ Obsolete Securities

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However, you might be able to see them at a library near your home; you can do the following:
Select the title. Once the library record appears,
2. Scroll to the bottom of the record. 

3. Under Other Availability & Holdings,  select the link,
 Other Libraries Worldwide
4. The libraries that own this title will be listed by the distance from your home.


Wall Street Journal article:

Wealth Management (A Special Report) --- The Value of Old Money: Those long-ago-issued stock and bond certificates you've discovered may actually be worth something; Here's how to find out Rosenthal, Rachel . Wall Street Journal , Eastern edition; New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]10 June 2013: R.4.


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