CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

Unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale debt securities that arise due to exchange rate movements should be reported ______.

I. in the income statement under IFRS
II. on the balance sheet under IFRS
III. in the income statement under U.S. GAAP
IV. on the balance sheet under U.S. GAAP
Correct Answer: I and IV

IFRS requires that those unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale debt securities that arise due to exchange rate movements be recognized in the income statement, whereas U.S. GAAP does not. Adjustments are needed to facilitate comparison across companies.

User Contributed Comments 6

User Comment
kutta2102 I'm going to miss every question on exam that has to deal with IFRS - I'll take my chances to remember only US GAAP principles. What do you guys think?
viannie kutta2102, learn from one direction, but know the other. What I mean is learn with respect to US GAAP. IFRS is important, so know the difference with respect to US GAAP. CHeck out questions in curriculum reading 43 ... all from aspects of IFRS. No harm know a little on it ;)
CFunder By default I think we are to assume IFRS if nothing is stated.
gmilchev IFRS is the default one.
johntan1979 Is that true? I thought this is a US-based exam, so always assume local default i.e. US GAAP.

Besides, most notes and the textbook implies US GAAP when none of the two is explicitly stated, and mentions IFRS only when it's not GAAP.
Freddie33 I also assumed GAAP was the one that was assumed if not stated
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