ACTIVE Definition

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ACTIVE is a a security eligible for the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) that meets the frequency of quotation requirement or the so-called "piggyback" exception. Once the frequency of quotation or piggyback exception has been satisfied, authorized participants may register on-line in a security. As long as the security remains active, any participant may quote the security without a Form 211 submission.

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LISTED COMPANY is a public company listed or quoted on a stock exchange.

CONTINENTAL MODEL is an accounting model. There are other accounting systems which differ from the U.S. accounting model. U.S. GAAP and FASB standards are not the only accounting principles used internationally; for example, many countries reverse the U.S. debit and credit system. Many countries with high rates of inflation account for inflation in financial reports much more than the U.S. does. Also, for any company operating internationally there is the currency exchange translation problem when consolidating financial statements.

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