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1
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How are derivatives recorded?

A

At cost when acquired re-valued to fair value each period on Balance Sheet.

2
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How are unrealized gains/losses on trading securities recorded?

A

Recorded on income statement

3
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How are gains and losses on Available for Sale (AFS) securities recorded?

A

They are included in Other Comprehensive Income.

4
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What is a Fair Value Hedge? How is it recorded?

A

Fair Value Hedge offsets exposure to changes in the value of a recognized asset/liability or of an unrecognized commitment

Initially recorded on Balance Sheet at Fair Value

Gains/Losses recorded on Income Statement

5
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What is a Cash Flow Hedge? How is it recorded?

A

Cash flow hedges protect from exposure to fluctuations in cash flows.

Initially recorded on Balance Sheet at Fair Value

Gains/Losses going to OCI

Example: A cereal company enters into a futures contract on grain purchases to offset the risk that grain will go up in price.

6
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Where are gains and losses on foreign currency hedges recorded?

A

In Other Comprehensive Income (OCI)

7
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What disclosures are required for derivative transactions?

A

Objectives and Strategies

Context to help investor understand the instrument

Risk Management Policies

Complete List of Hedged Instruments

8
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How do transactions denominated in in a currency other than a company’s functional currency affect the income statement?

A

Fluctuations in that currency cause a gain or loss that must be recognized on the income statement as Income from Continuing Operations

9
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For the balance sheet which date’s translation rate is used to report assets and liabilities?

A

The current translation rate as of the balance sheet date is used to report assets and liabilities.

10
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Which date’s currency translation rate is used for the reporting of revenue and expense transactions in a foreign currency?

A

Use the weighted average exchange rate for the current year.

11
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If the functional currency is the reporting currency which exchange rate is used on the foreign currency financial statements?

A

Foreign Currency Financial Statements are remeasured into the Reporting Currency (Dollar) using the weighted-average exchange rate

12
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Where are re-measurement gains and losses due to foreign currency translation reported?

A

On the income statement as Other Income.