OVERTRADING Definition

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OVERTRADING, in securities, is: a. excessive buying and selling by a broker in a discretionary account, or, b. practice of a member of an underwriting group inducing a brokerage client to buy a portion of a new issue by purchasing other securities from the client at a premium. In finance, it is when a firm expands sales beyond a level that can be financed with normal working capital.

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CONFIRMATION is a form detailing a particular securities transaction. It is also referred to as a ticket, a trade memo, a trade memorandum or an advice.

SIMPLE JOURNAL ENTRY is a journal entry that involves only one debit and one credit in the transaction.

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