A New York Stock Exchange rule that governs the behavior of specialists. Positive obligation is the mandate of the specialists to step in and act as either the buyer or the seller public investor orders exist do not match up naturally. Also known as affirmative-obligation. Related: negative-obligation.
Nearby TermsPositive covenant (of a bond) Positive float Positive obligation Positive yield curve Possessions corporation
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