Definition of Blotter

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.

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