FINRA REGULATION Definition

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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.

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NET RECEIVABLES are a companys accounts receivable (money owed to the company) minus any provisions for bad debts. A firm with a sustainable competitive advantage shows a lower percentage net receivables to gross sales than their competitors, i.e. a firm with a sustainable competitive advantage need not be generous with credit.

MONEY MARKET CERTIFICATE is a security issued by com­mercial banks and savings and loan associations. Money market certificates pay a yield often based on the going Treasury bill rate. Interest rates on certificates normally remain fixed over their maturity and investors face an interest penalty for early withdrawal.

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