interest accrued.

Well, let's say in half a year,

we will have 3,000 because 6,000 that's over a year.

So in half a year,

so we open up interest receivable

and then here, interest revenue.

Now, the important thing is that in,

not in the next episode,

but in the one that after the next one,

we'll talk about a long-term investments in bonds,

and we will see that an important thing is

the amortization of the bond discount or the bond premium.

Here, for short-term investments,

we ignore that altogether because this is a short period of time and

its effect is sort of not very significant.

Now, again, like I said,

we now move to a third case,

the disposal, the sale of the security.

And again, let me remind you that the face value is $100,000,

then the coupon is six percent,

and then the cost is 96,000.

And then, we will study two cases.

In one case, we will sell that at a premium,

we will sell it at 97 and then the other will sell that at a gain,

that what we say, and then, in reality,

and the last, we'll sell it only for 94,000.

Then also, to make a story more realistic, we will say,

we have to take into account accrued interest for two months

because we do not sell it at the moment of the payment of interest.

So, how much is this?

For two months, this is one sixth of the year, so 6,000.

So this is $1,000.

Equipped with all that,

we'll flip over the page and

do case three sale.

So here, I will open up the following T accounts,

that will be cash,

this will be the short-term investments as we made before,

then we also have interest revenue,

and then the important one,

this is realized gain or loss.

And again, there will be two cases, like I said,

one is 97, the other is 94.

So, first of all,

let's start the case 3A.

3A will be in black.

So here, I'll put it

3A sold at $97,000.

And case 3B will be in

red sold at $94,000.

So how much money do we have here?

So we sold it 97, but we also have accrued interest of 1,000 below cases.

So the amount here is 98.

Well, we dispose of the investment.

So here, we credit short-term investment by 96.

Here, I'll put sort of in brackets.

But before, it was 96 here.

So now it will be nothing.

Well, then we have interest revenue of $1,000.

This is also a 3A,

and this is 3A, and this is the same for both.

Now, see what happens.

So you know that all ends should meet.

So here we're debited 98.

And on the credit side, we have 96, one.

So we have one missing.

So, in this case, here comes $1,000,

and that will be a realized gain.

Well, why is it the gain? Because we sold at the higher amount,

and that comes at this gain lost.

This is sort of a revenue account.

Now let's see what happens in part 3B.

In this case, how much do we have it collect?

We collect 95 because this is this plus this.

For interest, we have exactly the same story.

Here, we have exactly the same story because we have to just write this off.

See what happens.

Now, in order to make ends meet,

we have to have a loss of $2,000 here,

which is clearly from our calculations because

96 was the cost and the sales price was 94.

So this is how it normally is recorded.

And, like I said,

the approach is the same for both short-term and long-term bonds.

But as we will see in the episodes to follow,

when we account for a longer term investments in fixed income securities,

we will see a much more important component that will be

the amortization of the bond, premium or discount.

In the next episode,

we will do the same exercise for a short-term investment in equity securities.