TRADING SECURITIES is investment in securities with the intention of selling them in the short term for a profit. These are reported at market value. Unrealized gains or losses on these investments appear in the Net Income for the period.
HELD TO MATURITY normally refers to a long term security (note or bond held for more than one year) that has a predetermined maturation event.
FINANCIAL EXPENSE can mean a. generally in the corporate world, it is a companys interest expense on long-term debt; or, in greater depth it is b. it includes interest and related charges; foreign exchange losses on debt; net expense on the disposal of marketable securities; amortization of bond redemption premiums; additions to provisions for financial liabilities and charges and impairment losses on investments.
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