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Borchert Co. purchases various investments in trading securities at a cost of $76,000 on December 27, 2009. (This is its first and only purchase of such securities.) At December 31, 2009, these securities had a fair value of $85,000.
1. Prepare the December 31, 2009, year-end adjusting entry for the trading securities’ portfolio.
2. Explain how each account in the entry of part 1 is reported in financial statements.
3. Prepare the January 3, 2010, entry when Borchert sells a portion of its trading securities (that had originally cost $38,000) for $40,250.


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