Akers Company invests its excess cash in marketable securities. At the beginning of 2019, it had the following portfolio of investments in trading...
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Akers Company invests its excess cash in marketable securities. At the beginning of 2019, it had the following

portfolio of investments in trading debt securities:

SecurityPar ValueAmortized Cost12/31/18 Fair ValueIvan Company 5% bonds, maturing on Dec. 31, 2028$10,000$8,400$9,400Taylor Company 6% bonds, maturing on Dec. 31, 2023$40,000$43,200$41,800Totals$51,600$51,200During 2019, the following transactions occurred:

Mar. 31Purchased Hill Company 8% bonds with a face value of $20,000 for $20,000 plus accrued interest; interest is payable on the bonds each June 30 and December 31.Mar. 31Sold the Taylor Company investment for $42,000 plus accrued interest. The Taylor bonds pay interest on December 31 of each year.June 30Received the semiannual interest on the Hill Company bonds.Dec. 31Received the annual interest on the Ivan Company bonds and the semiannual interest on the Hill Company bonds.The December 31 closing market prices were as follows: Ivan Company bonds, $9,000; and Hill Company 8% bonds $20,100. Akers uses the straight-line method to amortize any discounts or premiums.

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1. Prepare journal entries to record the preceding information.2. Show what is reported on Akers's 2019 income statement.3. Assuming the investment in Ivan Company bonds is considered to be a current asset and the investment in Hill Company bonds is considered to be a noncurrent asset, show how all the items are reported on Akers's December 31, 2019, balance sheet.

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