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CASH SETTLEMENT Definition
CASH SETTLEMENT, in short-term securities, is payment and delivery made on the same day as the trade date.
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DEPRECIATION is the amount of expense charged against earnings by a company to write off the cost of a plant or machine over its useful live, giving consideration to wear and tear, obsolescence, and salvage value. If the expense is assumed to be incurred in equal amounts in each business period over the life of the asset, the depreciation method used is straight line (SL). If the expense is assumed to be incurred in decreasing amounts in each business period over the life of the asset, the method used is said to be accelerated. Two commonly used variations of the accelerated method of depreciating an asset are the sum-of-years digits (SYD) and the double-declining balance (DDB) methods. Frequently, accelerated depreciation is chosen for a business tax expense but straight line is chosen for its financial reporting purposes.
CASH CLEARING ACCOUNT represents a clearing account for voided and reissued imprest cash checks. It is also used for miscellaneous corrections of imprest cash checks.