SHORT INTEREST Definition

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SHORT INTEREST is the total number of shares of a security that have been sold short that have not been repurchased to settle short positions in the market (covered). Currently there is no requirement that market participants report their short positions in OTCBB securities to FINRA.

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ERISA, in the U.S., refers to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. It is a major U.S. law which guarantees certain categories of employees a pension after some period at their employer; there had been more ambiguity before about what rules an employer could put on which employees could get a pension.

STATEMENTS on STANDARDS for ACCOUNTING and REVIEW SERVICES (SSARS) are pronouncements concerning unaudited financial information of a nonpublic entity issued by the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee. 

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