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    (Trading and Available-for-Sale Securities Entries) McElroy Company has the following portfolio of investment securities at September 30, 2010, its last reporting date.
    Trading Securities Cost Fair Value
    Horton, Inc. common (5,000 Shares) $215,000 $200,000
    Monty, Inc. preferred (3,500 Shares 133,000 140,000
    Oakwood Corp. common (1,000 Shares) 180,000 179,000

    On October10, 2010, the Horton Shares were sold at a price of $54 per share. In addition, 3,000 shares of Patriot common stock were acquired at $54.50 per share on November 2, 2010. The December 31, 2010, fair values were: Monty $106,000 Patriot $132,000 and the Oakwood common $193,000. All the securities are classified as trading.
    Instructions:
    (a) Prepare the journal entries to record the sale, purchase, and adjusting entries related to the trading securities in the last quarter of 2010.
    (b) How would the entries in part (a) change if the securities were classified as available-for-sale?

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    (Trading and Available-for-Sale Securities Entries) McElroy Company has the following portfolio of investment securities at September 30, 2010, its last reporting date.
    Trading Securities Cost Fair Value
    Horton, Inc. common (5,000 Shares) $215,000 $200,000
    Monty, Inc. preferred (3,500 Shares 133,000 140,000
    Oakwood Corp. common (1,000 Shares) 180,000 179,000

    On October10, 2010, the Horton Shares ...

    $2.49

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