FINRA REGULATION is an independent subsidiary of FINRA that regulates the activities of broker/dealers in the over-the-counter industry and the NASDAQ Stock Market. FINRA Regulation carries out its regulatory responsibilities through education, examinations, market surveillance, registration of securities personnel, advertising and underwriting reviews, disciplinary actions for rule violations, investigation of customer complaints, and forums to resolve disputes. FINRA Regulation also regulates the sale of mutual funds, direct participation programs, and variable annuities.
ABSORB is to assimilate, transfer or incorporate amounts in an account or a group of accounts in a manner in which the first entity loses its identity and is "absorbed" within the second entity. For example, see ABSORPTION COSTING.
SECONDARY MARKET is buyers and sellers willing to trade securities after their initial issuance.
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