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Slip Systems had no short-term investments prior to 2013. It had the following transactions involving short-term investments in available-for-sale securities during 2013.
Feb. 6 Purchased 3,400 shares of Nokia stock at $41.25 per share plus a $3,000 brokerage fee.
15 Paid $ 20,000 to buy six- month U. S. Treasury bills (debt securities): $20,000 principal amount, 6% interest, securities dated February 15.
Apr. 7 Purchased 1,200 shares of Dell Co. stock at $ 39.50 per share plus a $ 1,255 brokerage fee.
June 2 Purchased 2,500 shares of Merck stock at $ 72.50 per share plus a $ 2,890 brokerage fee. 30 Received a $ 0.19 per share cash dividend on the Nokia shares.
Aug. 11 Sold 850 shares of Nokia stock at $ 46 per share less a $ 1,050 brokerage fee.
16 Received a check for principal and accrued interest on the U. S. Treasury bills purchased February 15.
24 Received a $ 0.10 per share cash dividend on the Dell shares.
Nov. 9 Received a $ 0.20 per share cash dividend on the remaining Nokia shares.
Dec. 18 Received a $ 0.15 per share cash dividend on the Dell shares.

Required
1. Prepare journal entries to record the preceding transactions and events.
2. Prepare a table to compare the year-end cost and fair values of the short-term investments in available-for-sale securities. The year-end fair values per share are: Nokia, $ 40.25; Dell, $ 40.50; and Merck, $ 59.
3. Prepare an adjusting entry, if necessary, to record the year- end fair value adjustment for the portfolio of short- term investments in available-for-sale securities. Analysis Component
4. Explain the balance sheet presentation of the fair value adjustment to slip’s short-term investments.
5. How do these short- term investments affect
(a) Its income statement for year 2013
(b) The equity section of its balance sheet at the 2013 year- end?



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