ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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COMMODITY is an article of commerce or product that can be used for commerce. In a narrower sense, commodity is product traded on an authorized commodity exchange. Some types of commodities: agricultural products, metals, petroleum, foreign currencies, financial instruments and indices, etc.
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NON-DISCRETIONARY ACCRUAL is a mandatory expense/asset that is recorded within the accounting system that has yet to be realized. An example of this would be payroll taxes.
TRADE INVESTMENT is shares held by one company in another. Also known as fixed asset investment.