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Good Luck Brands reported a carrying value of its total inventory as of December 31, 2013, of $2,047.6 million; the corresponding figure for December 31, 2012, was $1,937.8. Good Luck Brands applies U.S. GAAP and reports its results in millions of U.S. dollars ($).
a. Suppose that on January 1, 2013, the market value of Good Luck Brands’s inventory increased to $2,300.0 million. What journal entry, if any, should Good Luck Brands record on January 1?
b. Suppose that on January 1, 2014, the market value of Good Luck Brands’s inventory decreased to $1,880.6 million. What journal entry, if any, should Good Luck Brands record on January 1, 2014?
c. Continuing the scenario in part b, suppose that the market value of the inventory previously written down increased to $1,962.3 million on February 16, 2014. What journal entry, if any, should Good Luck Brands record on this date?
d. Would your answers to parts a, b, and c differ if Good Luck Brands applies IFRS?



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