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Your client, Cascade Company, is planning to invest some of its excess cash in 5-year revenue bonds issued by the county and in the shares of one of its suppliers, Teton Co. Teton’s shares trade on the over-the-counter market. Cascade plans to classify these investments as trading. They would like you to conduct some research on the accounting for these investments.
Instructions
Access the IFRS authoritative literature at the IASB website (http://eifrs.iasb.org/). When you have accessed the documents, you can use the search tool in your Internet browser to respond to the following questions. (Provide paragraph citations.)
(a) Since the Teton shares do not trade on one of the large securities exchanges, Cascade argues that the fair value of this investment is not readily available. According to the authoritative literature, when is the fair value of a security “readily determinable”?
(b) How is an impairment of a debt investment accounted for?
(c) To avoid volatility in their financial statements due to fair value adjustments,
Cascade debated whether the bond investment could be classified as held-forcollection; Cascade is pretty sure it will hold the bonds for 5 years. What criteria must be met for Cascade to classify it as held-for-collection?



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