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.
GOING SHORT is the selling of commodities, bonds, or stock before actually buying it. This happens when a dealer or investor believes the price of the item (on the date of its delivery to the buyer) will be lower than its current price. He or she expects to make a profit by buying the item on or just before its delivery date. See GOING LONG.
CLASSIFICATION, generally, is the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type. In accounting, there are many ways to classify information, e.g. assets, liabilities or equity and the many subsets to those three classifications.
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