FASB Section 115
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This paper examines how the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) in the recent years has revised many accounting standards and policies to effectively govern corporations for the benefit of the public. In particular, it looks at how, in its attempt to curtail unaccounted for incomes and earnings, the FASB issued the FASB No.115 section in which it states that companies reporting their financials can determine their investment securities as held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, or trading. It discusses the author's opinion that Section 115 is not only impractical, but it is also not feasible for companies who practice it.
From the Paper:"First of all companies that have held to maturity securities are often indebted but because of their credit worthiness, the face value of their securities remains high. At the time of sale of assets and settling of liabilities, these companies can bargain with the buyers of the fair price value of the securities. This is usually the case when there is a high demand for the securities in the market or that the industry is undergoing some changes. The mandate that the securities be sold at amortized cost and the securities? unrealized gains or loss be part of the equity often result in debt for the buyers as they are still considered to be liabilities for the company unless the securities mature."
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