# On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Available-for-Sale Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the available-for-sale securities was \$24,260, and the fair value was \$26,350. Prepare the adjusting entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on available-for-sale investments on December 31.

### Financial Accounting

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

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### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 15, Problem 5PEB
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## On January 1, Valuation Allowance for Available-for-Sale Investments had a zero balance. On December 31, the cost of the available-for-sale securities was \$24,260, and the fair value was \$26,350. Prepare the adjusting entry to record the unrealized gain or loss on available-for-sale investments on December 31.

To determine

To journalize: The year-end valuation of available-for-sale securities transaction

### Explanation of Solution

Available-for-sale securities: These are short-term or long-term investments in debt and equity securities with an intention of holding the investment for some strategic purposes like meeting liquidity needs, or manage interest risk.

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 available-for-sale securities transaction.

Table (1)

• Valuation Allowance for Available-for-Sale Investments is a contra-asset account...

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