Affirmative Determination Law and Legal Definition

Affirmative Determination is the inquiry a registered representative makes to ensure that a customer who has custody of the securities certificates in a trade can deliver the certificates in good delivery form within three days of the trade date. The registered representative must talk with the customer and make a notation on the order ticket about his conversation with the customer. Having this written on paper and through a third party limits the number of naked scams and failure to deliver issues that the stock market is bombarded with.