ADJUSTING ENTRIES Definition

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ADJUSTING ENTRIES are special accounting entries that must be made when you close the books at the end of an accounting period. Adjusting entries are necessary to update your accounts for items that are not recorded in your daily transactions.

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INSIDER TRADING is the trading, primarily of securities, by management or others who have special access to unpublished information. If the information is used to illegally make a profit, there may be large fines and possible jail sentences.

MATURITY DATE of a financial asset is the date at which that asset is converted into a specified amount of money or physical assets, e.g. the date on which an issuer of a bond promises to repay the full amount borrowed.

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