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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Question: Identify and explain the three types of classifications for investments in debt securities.


Three types of debt security are hold-to-maturity, trading securities, and available-for-sale.

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Step 1: Definition of a debt security

Debt securities are securities issued by the company that fulfill its cash need. In debt securities, the issuer promises to pay the amount on the date of maturity along with interest.

Step 2: Types of Investment in debt securities

Three types of investment in debt securities:

  1. Hold-to-Maturity: In this type of investment, the purpose is to hold the securities till the date of maturity. Generally, this type of investment is done for the long-term period.

2. Trading: It is the type of investment in which the investment is made to trade these securities. In this, the investor holds the security for the short-term and sells it when the price of security increases.

3. Available-for-Sale: The securities not included in the two other types of investment are included here. In this, the investor sells the securities after some years but before the maturity of the securities.

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