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    How do you account for the investment activities subsequent to initial acquisition? Why is the income assigned to the non-controlling interest treated as a deduction in computing consolidated net income?

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    The accounting treatment for investment activities subsequent to the acquisition date depends on the substance of the acquisition. Investment activities are categorized into three: trading securities, available for sale and held to maturity.

    Trading securities are debt and equity securities that the investor company intends to dispose of as soon as possible. Accounting for trading securities subsequent to acquisition require marking to market which means that at the end of the accounting period the investor company adjusts the book value of the investment to reflect its current market value. Thus the company, at the end of its accounting period, recognizes either an unrealized loss or gain from its investment in its trading ...

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