ACCOUNTING RESEARCH BULLETINS Definition

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ACCOUNTING RESEARCH BULLETINS (ARBs) were issued years ago to set generally
accepted accounting principles. Some have not been superseded by pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Those old pronouncements still qualify as generally accepted accounting principles.

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THIN MARKET is a market in which there is not an abun­dance of securities available, where any activity, either a purchase or sale, may have a substantial effect on market prices. See TIGHT MARKET.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS are those empirical data points that indicate how well, or poorly, an entity is performing against preset goals and objectives. Normally, in business or strategic planning, a company will set targets over a specified period that the business believes are attainable and track performance over time to those targets or objectives.

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