financial instrument

(2) Marketable securities For purposes of this subsection: (A) In general The term “marketable securities” means financial instruments and foreign currencies which are, as of the date of the distribution, actively traded (within the meaning of section 1092(d)(1) ). (B) Other property Such term includes— (i) any interest in— (I) a common trust fund, or (II) a regulated investment company which is offering for sale or has outstanding any redeemable security (as defined in section 2(a)(32) of the Investment Company Act of 1940) of which it is the issuer, (ii) any financial instrument which, pursuant to its terms or any other arrangement, is readily convertible into, or exchangeable for, money or marketable securities, (iii) any financial instrument the value of which is determined substantially by reference to marketable securities, (iv) except to the extent provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary, any interest in a precious metal which, as of the date of the distribution, is actively traded (within the meaning of section 1092(d)(1) ) unless such metal was produced, used, or held in the active conduct of a trade or business by the partnership, (v) except as otherwise provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary, interests in any entity if substantially all of the assets of such entity consist (directly or indirectly) of marketable securities, money, or both, and (vi) to the extent provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary, any interest in an entity not described in clause (v) but only to the extent of the value of such interest which is attributable to marketable securities, money, or both. (C) Financial instrument The term “financial instrument” includes stocks and other equity interests, evidences of indebtedness, options, forward or futures contracts, notional principal contracts, and derivatives.

Source

26 USC § 731(c)(2)


Scoping language

None identified. Default scope is assumed to be the entire title.
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