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Commentary: Much Ado About Marking to Market

Traders Magazine Online News, April 21, 2009

Stephen J Nelson; The Nelson Law Firm, LLC

On March 17, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued proposed staff position Financial Accounting Standard 157-e, entitled "Determining Whether a Market is Not Active and a Transaction is Not Distressed." Proposed FAS 157-e is intended to explain FASB Statement No. 157, sometimes erroneously described as the "mark to market" rule.

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