FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS Definition

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS is analysis of a companys financial statement, usually by accountants or financial analysts. Usually includes indepth financial ratio analysis comparisons over time periods.

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ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL DEBTS see ALLOWANCE FOR BAD DEBTS.

PRIMARY DEALER is a designation given by the Federal Reserve System to commercial banks or broker/dealers who meet specific criteria, including capital requirements and participation in Treasury auctions. A primary dealer is entitled and obligated to purchase and sell government securities with the Federal Reserve directly. They serve as the conduits for Federal Reserve open market activities. There are approximately 30-40 such dealers.

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