Question: Where can I find info on obsolete securities?



An old stock or bond certificate may still be valuable even if it no longer trades under the name printed on the certificate. The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, provides a Fast Answers Guide to Old Stock and Bond Certificates.


Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including the following suggested resources.  

IntelliConnect: Select Capital Changes in the Content section and search by the company name. Capital Changes covers complete capital change histories of over 58¸000 corporations and spans 100 years. 

Mergent Events Data: Provides information on companies that no longer operate. Go to Corporate Actions and search by an Issuer or by a specific event such as acquisition, liquidation, etc.

You may want to consult The Library of Congress Business Reference Service, Guide to Business History Resources, Obsolete Securities.


Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2018Views:

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