aged fail

Aged fail

An account between two broker/dealers that remains intact 30 days after the settlement date. The receiving firm must adjust its capital as it can no longer treat this account as an asset.

Aged Fail

A transaction that has not been settled more than 30 days after the trade date. An aged fail is subject to specific fines and other charges from the SEC. Aged fails occur most often between clearing houses and institutions; individual investors rarely commit an aged fail. See also: Fail, Settlement.

aged fail

A contract between broker-dealers that remains unsettled 30 days after the settlement date. A security that is subject to an aged fail may no longer be counted as an asset by the receiving firm.
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In addition to the successes of those years, major legislation on education and medical care for the aged failed to pass in Congress, the Bay of Pigs invasion was an ignominious failure, and JFK's escalation in Vietnam--given how events in Southeast Asia unfolded later in the decade--could hardly be regarded as a success.