DATA FIXATION Definition

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DATA FIXATION, in behavioral accounting, is a compulsive preoccupation to focus only upon the numbers without looking beyond for the meaning behind the results themselves.

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REGULAR SETTLEMENT is 1) For short-term or U.S. Trea­sury securities, the settlement, or payment and delivery, is the next business day after the trade date. 2) For cor­porate notes, bonds and municipal securities, settlement is in five business days. 3) For mortgage-backed securities, settlement is after the 15th of the month. 4) For Euro­dollar Certificates of Deposit, settlement is two business days after the trade date. Also known as "Regular Way.'

ASSURANCE has been defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as "Independent Professional Services that improve information quality or its context". Such services are very broad and could include assessments of various industries, e.g., Internet security or quality of health facilities.

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