ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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PHYSICAL INVENTORY Definition
PHYSICAL INVENTORY is the counting of all merchandise or equipment on hand.
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PRIMARY DEALER is a designation given by the Federal Reserve System to commercial banks or broker/dealers who meet specific criteria, including capital requirements and participation in Treasury auctions. A primary dealer is entitled and obligated to purchase and sell government securities with the Federal Reserve directly. They serve as the conduits for Federal Reserve open market activities. There are approximately 30-40 such dealers.
BACKWARDATION is the commission paid by a seller for the postponement of a transaction on a stock exchange when prices for cash delivery are higher than for forward delivery.