TRADING SECURITIES Definition

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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.

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VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY (VMI) is a process in which a supplier generates orders for its distributor based on demand information sent by the distributor. Vendor Managed Inventory was first applied to the grocery industry, between companies like Procter & Gamble (supplier) and Wal-Mart (distributor). But increasingly, Vendor Managed Inventory is providing the benefits of smoother demand, increased sales, lower inventories and reduced costs to other industries.

PAPER GAIN (LOSS) is an unrealized capital gain (loss) in an investment or portfolio.

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