Valuing Trading Securities at Fair Value On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Trading Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the trading securities portfolio was $44,500, and the fair value was $46,400 Prepare the December 31 adjusting journal entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on trading investments Unrealized Loss on Trading Investments x Dec. 31 1,900 V Trading Investments x 1,900 V

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Hi, I'm not sure which values to use because I assumed it would be the difference between the two values given for the journal entry but seems like that's not the case. How do I solve this?

Valuing Trading Securities at Fair Value
On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Trading Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the trading securities portfolio was $44,500, and the fair value was $46,400
Prepare the December 31 adjusting journal entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on trading investments
Unrealized Loss on Trading Investments x
Dec. 31
1,900 V
Trading Investments x
1,900 V

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Valuing Trading Securities at Fair Value On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Trading Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the trading securities portfolio was $44,500, and the fair value was $46,400 Prepare the December 31 adjusting journal entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on trading investments Unrealized Loss on Trading Investments x Dec. 31 1,900 V Trading Investments x 1,900 V

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