SUBSTANTIVE AUDIT PROCEDURE is a direct test of a financial statement balance designed to detect material misstatements at the assertion level. Substantive procedures comprise tests of details (classes of transactions, account balances, and disclosures), and substantive analytical procedures.
FISCAL POLICY is U.S. Federal policy with respect to spending and taxation as determined by the Congress and the Administration.
REVERSE REPURCHASE AGREEMENT (reverse repo) is the opposite of a repo in that it is the purchase of securities (usually government debt) tied to an agreement to sell the security back at a later date at a higher price. Reverse repos are normally short term agreements; primarily on an overnight basis.
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