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WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

Bond investment transactions

Journalize the entries to record the following selected bond investment transactions for Hall Trust:

a. Purchased for cash $240,000 of Medina City 6% bonds at 100 plus accrued interest of $3,600.

b. Received first semiannual interest payment.

c. Sold $120,000 of the bonds at 98 plus accrued interest of $600.

(a)

To determine

Bond investment: Bond investments are debt securities which pay a fixed interest revenue to the investor.

Journal entry: Journal entry is a set of economic events which can be measured in monetary terms. These are recorded chronologically and systematically.

Debit and credit rules:

  • Debit an increase in asset account, increase in expense account, decrease in liability account, and decrease in stockholders’ equity accounts.
  • Credit decrease in asset account, increase in revenue account, increase in liability account, and increase in stockholders’ equity accounts.

To journalize: The bond investment transactions of H Trust

Explanation

  • Investments–M City is an asset account. Since bonds investments are purchased, asset value increased, and an increase in asset is debited.
  • Interest Receivable is an asset account...

(b)

To determine

To journalize: Prepare journal entry to record the interest revenue received.

(c)

To determine

To journalize: Prepare journal entry for $120,000 bonds of M City sold at 98%, with an accrued interest of $600.

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