SHORT TERM ASSET Definition

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SHORT TERM ASSET is an asset expected to be converted into cash within the normal operating cycle (usually one year), e.g. accounts receivable and inventory.

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DEFERRED, in accounting, is any account where the asset or liability is not realized until a future date, e.g. annuities, charges, taxes, income, etc. The deferred item may be carried, dependent on type of deferral, as either an asset or liability.

TIGR is Treasury Investment Growth Receipts; zero­-coupon bonds created by stripping Treasuries. See STRIPS.

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