BROKER-DEALER Definition

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BROKER-DEALER is any person or institution, other than a bank, engaged in the business of buying or selling securi­ties on its own behalf or for others.

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PIECEMEAL OPINION is an expression of an opinion on an item in financial statements that is not permitted as part of a disclaimer or adverse opinion on the financial statements as a whole because it would tend to overshadow or contradict a disclaimer of opinion or an adverse opinion.

EXPOSURE DRAFT is a proposed statement of financial accounting standards issued by the FASB for public comment. The exposure draft represents the FASBs considered judgment on a specific accounting issue. Subject to comments received and possible additional deliberation, an exposure draft may become a Statement of Position (SOP), mandating a Financial Accounting Standard (FAS).

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