CONTINUING ACCOUNTING SIGNIFICANCE Definition

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CONTINUING ACCOUNTING SIGNIFICANCE means matters normally included in the permanent audit documentation, such as the analysis of balance sheet accounts, and those relating to contingencies. Such information from a prior year is used by the auditor in the current year's audit and is updated each year.

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SHARE BUY-BACK is when a company makes an offer to buy back some of its own shares. There are several types of buy-backs. Three common types are: 1. an equal access scheme - when the company offers to buy back the same proportion of each shareholders shares; 2. a selective buy-back - when the company offers to buy back shares from only one or some of its shareholders; or, 3. the company may buy the shares on the exchange where the shares are traded.

EXTENSION RISK, with mortgage-backed securities, is the risk that rising interest rates will slow the prepayment of underlying mortgages and extend the maturity.

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