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On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Trading Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the trading securities portfolio was $260,000, and the fair value was $214,000. Prepare the December 31 adjusting journal entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on trading investments.

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Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 15, Problem 4PEA
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On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Trading Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the trading securities portfolio was $260,000, and the fair value was $214,000. Prepare the December 31 adjusting journal entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on trading investments.

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Journalize the year-end valuation of trading securities transaction.

Explanation of Solution

Trading securities: These are short-term investments in debt and equity securities with an intention of trading and earning profits due to changes in market prices.

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.

Prepare adjusting entry for valuation of trading securities transaction.

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  • Unrealized Loss on Trading Investments is an adjustment account used to report gain or loss on adjusting cost of investment at fair market value...

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