What is Affirmative Obligation?
How Does Affirmative Obligation Work?
In certain instances, there may be high demand for a stock accompanied by a short supply of shares. Conversely, a preponderance of shares may be accompanied by low demand. In the presence of such circumstances on the NYSE, affirmative obligations mandate that the appropriate specialists purchase shares, in the case of high supply/low demand; and sell shares, in the case of high demand/low supply.