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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

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The company behind the stock or bond. Also, the company that gets the money by selling its stock or shares. 


IBM wants to raise debt to buy a competitor. It issues bonds—and it is the issuer who is on the hook to pay it back. Facebook wants to raise money to further suck away the time of middle-aged people everywhere? Facebook sells shares of its stock: it is the issuer of that stock.