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Re: CUSIP's and ISIN's

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Posted by Mark on November 09, 2002 at 10:16:41:

In Reply to: CUSIP's and ISIN's posted by kha on November 07, 2002 at 21:10:03:

: Can you please explain what a CUSIP's and ISIN's are? All I know is that they are identification numbers for securities (normally stocks and bonds). Do you know if these identification numbers are available for mutual funds.

From: :

CUSIP number

A nine-character number that uniquely identifies a particular security. CUSIP is an acronym for the Committee on Uniform Securities and Identification Procedures, the standards body which created and maintains the classification system. Foreign securities have a similar number, called the CINS number.

International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)

A unique international code which identifies a securities issue. Each country has a national numbering agency which assigns ISIN numbers for securities in that country.

I believe mutual funds can also have CUSIPs. For more on this, you can
read at:

Mark Beiley

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