FASB Codification



  1. When the fair value is regarded as readily determinable

Thefair worth of a security is regarded as readily determinable in theevent that one of the outlined three standards is fulfilled.

1.The bid-and-asked estimates or sales prices for the security arepresently accessible on a securities exchange catalogued with the SECin the over-counter market, so long as the over-the-counter marketprices or estimates are stated openly by the NASDAQ systems or theOTC Markets Group Inc. The restricted stocks are also assumed to meetthe definition provided if the restriction ends within a period ofone year.

2.For a mutual fund investment, the per share fair value is usuallycomputed as well as in print and forms the foundation of the presenttransactions.

3.With regard to the equity security only the ones sold and bought in aforeign market, the foreign market is of a scope as well as breadthanalogous to the one of the markets in the U.S (Financial AccountingFoundation, 2015).

  1. accounting for an impairment of security

Impairedsecurity is regarded as a security whose worth is less than its cost.In the event that a security becomes impaired, the entity ought toestablish whether the impairment is other than temporary. Thisdetermination is a critical matter of judgment because of reportingramifications. To determine whether the security isother-than-temporary, the entity must first consider whether itintends to sell the debt security. In the time following theacknowledgment of the other-than-temporary impairment loss for thedebt securities, the unit will compensate for theother-than-temporary impaired security debt in a manner as though thedebt security were bought on a similar date of measurement of theother-than-temporary impairment at an repay cost basis similar to theformer pay back cost basis smaller than the other-than-temporaryimpairment noted in the pay packet. With regard to the debtsecurities whose other-than-temporary impairment are noted in theearnings, the dissimilarity found amid the novel pay back cost basis,with the cash flows anticipated to be gathered will be accreted asper the presently applicable guidance as in the interest income.

  1. Disclosures needed for the transfer of securities categorized as held-to-maturity

Anytransfer of the securities categorized as held-to-maturity, thefollowing factors should be considered in the disclosure.

  1. The repay cost of the amount of the sold or transmitted security,

  2. Related recognized or unrecognized gain or loss

  3. The situation that might have led to the verdict to sell or rather transfer of the security

Theabove conditions will be displayed in the notes in the fiscalstatement for each phase for which the outcome of the operation areoffered. But such transfer sales need to be rare apart from the salesas well as transfers that are as a result of the alterations inconditions stipulated in the standards.

  1. How close should one sell an investment and at the same time categorize it as held-to-maturity

Bondinvestment is the best safety and security to return investedcapital. Although nothing is guaranteed in investing, the bonds willat least return the value to the investor. Bonds held to maturitywill pay back its value to the investor, removing both interest raterisk and market risk. Bonds risk only applies if the bond is soldbefore its maturity. If it is held, the risk becomes null and void.The investment in the debt securities will be categorized asheld-to-maturity provided that the reporting entity has the positiveintent as well as ability to hold the securities to maturity.Nonetheless, the circumstances that can cause an unit to put up forsale or shift a held-to-maturity security in addition to not callinginto question the intention to hold the additional debt securities tomaturity include if the event is separate or isolated, if theoccasion is nonrecurring, unusual for the entity reporting, and ifthe event was not reasonably anticipated.


FinancialAccounting Foundation. (2015). 320Investments-Debt and Entity Securities. Retrieved fromhttps://asc.fasb.org/section&amptrid=2196945&ampsearch_marker=searchresult&ampquery=aW1wYWlybWVudCtvZitzZWN1cml0eStpcythY2NvdW50ZWQrZm9y