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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IMMATERIALITY is of complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration.

DEPLETION is the process of cost allocation that assigns the original cost of a natural resource to the periods benefited. For example: a mining company purchases mineral rights to a deposit for $5 million for a period of ten years. The cost of the natural resource, $5 million, will be depleted over the ten years of the benefit; i.e., it is the physical exhaustion of a natural resource (e.g., timber, oil and coal).

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