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What is 'Fail'

In common trading terms, if a seller does not deliver securities or a buyer does not pay owed funds by the settlement date, then the transaction is said to fail. In a stock exchange, this occurs if a stockbroker does not deliver or receive securities, within a specified time after a security sale or a security purchase. When a seller cannot deliver the contracted securities, this is called a short fail. If a buyer is unable to pay for the securities, this is called a long fail.

Explaining 'Fail'

Presently, firms have three days after the date of a trade to settle stock transactions. Within this time frame, securities and cash must be delivered to the clearing house for settlement. If firms are unable to meet this deadline, a fail will occur. Settlement requirements for stock, options, futures contracts, forwards and fixed-income securities differ.


Fail is also used as a bank term when a bank is unable to pay its debt to other banks. The inability of one bank to pay its debt to other banks in interbank fund transfer systems, can potentially lead to a domino effect, causing several banks to become insolvent.


Further Reading

The capital asset pricing model (CAPM): the history of a failed revolutionary idea in finance?The capital asset pricing model (CAPM): the history of a failed revolutionary idea in finance?
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …

Why finance theory fails to survive contact with the real world: a fund manager perspectiveWhy finance theory fails to survive contact with the real world: a fund manager perspective
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …

Why interest‐free banking and finance movement failed in PakistanWhy interest‐free banking and finance movement failed in Pakistan
www.emerald.com [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …

The SIFIS:“Too Big to Fail” or “Too Connected To Fail”-An Analysis of China's Banking Sector [J]The SIFIS:“Too Big to Fail” or “Too Connected To Fail”-An Analysis of China's Banking Sector [J]
en.cnki.com.cn [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …

An empirical comparison of published replication research in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketingAn empirical comparison of published replication research in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …

Explaining settlement failsExplaining settlement fails
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …

Moral hazard and Its Prevention in Too-big-to-fail of Financial Institutions [J]Moral hazard and Its Prevention in Too-big-to-fail of Financial Institutions [J]
en.cnki.com.cn [PDF]
… The History of a Failed Revolutionary Idea in Finance … Mike Dempsey ([email protected] edu.au) is a Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University … Nevertheless, we argue that the CAPM fails as a paradigm for asset pricing …


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