FINRA Definition

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FINRA is Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. FINRA is the largest self-regulatory organization for the securities industry in the United States. FINRA has primary responsibility for the regulation of NASDAQ and the over-the-counter securities markets.

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OTHER EXPENSES/(INCOME) includes: miscellaneous other income and expenses (net), such as interest expense, miscellaneous expenses not included in general and administrative expenses, netted against recoveries, interest income, dividends received and miscellaneous income.

WEIGHTED AVERAGE is one in which different data in the data set are given different "weights." Varying subjective assumptions are derived for determining the level of importance for each data category. For example, many teachers will use a "weighted average" when calculating a students grade in a course. A teacher might determine the final grade for the course by calculating that the test average is 60% of the grade, quiz average is 30% of the grade, and a single project is 10% of the grade.

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