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When are investments in debt securities held to maturity purchased at a premium? How does the amortization of a premium under the effective interest method affect interest income?

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Identify the point at which the investments in debt securities held to maturity are purchased at a premium and explain the manner in which the amortizations of premium under the effective interest method affect the interest income.

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Investment: It refers to the process of using the currently held excess cash to earn profitable returns in future. The investments can be made in equity securities such as shares or debt securities such as bonds.

Held to maturity securities are the securities which are purchased with an intension to hold the securities till their maturity...

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