OVERALL REVIEW Definition

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OVERALL REVIEW, in accounting, is the stage of the audit where the assessment of conclusions reached and evaluation of the overall financial statement presentation. The overall review includes reading the financial statements and notes and considering adequacy of evidence gathered in response to unusual or unexpected balances. Results of an overall review may indicate the need for additional evidence.

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HAIRCUT is the amount of reduction in market value given to securities pledged as collateral, typically in a repurchase agreement or a reverse repurchase agreement. This reduc­tion assures the lender of funds in this type of transaction that, even if the collateral's market value declines, there is time to call for additional collateral to bring the collateral value back up to an acceptable level.

LARGE-CAP is a stock with a level of capitalization of at least $5 billion market value.

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