Every finra member broker-dealer is required to prepare a blotter showing all the activity for the firm on a given trading day. the blotter is a daily record of broker dealer transactions.
Applying "Blotter" to Securities Exams:
There are several types of blotters: receipt and delivery of securities; purchase and sale of securites; receipt and disbursement of cash. All blotters are considered records of original entry. They must be posted, i.e.: updated, no later than one business day after the event and copies must be kept for 6 years.