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Question;Amalgamated General Corporation is a consulting firm that also offers financial services through its credit division. From time to time the company buys and sells securities intending to earn profits on short-term differences in price. The following selected transactions relate to Amalgamated's investment activities during the last quarter of 2013 and the first month of 2014. The only securities held by Amalgamated at October 1 were $55 million of 12% bonds of Kansas Abstractors, Inc., purchased on May 1 at face value. The company's fiscal year ends on December 31.2013 Oct. 18 Purchased 2 million preferred shares of Millwork Ventures Company for $63 million as a speculative investment to be sold under suitable circumstances. 31 Received semiannual interest of $3.3 million from the Kansas Abstractors bonds.Nov. 1 Purchased 10% bonds of Holistic Entertainment Enterprises at their $120 million face value, to be held until they mature in 2018. Semiannual interest is payable April 30 and October 31. 1 Sold the Kansas Abstractors bonds for $49 million because rising interest rates are expected to cause their fair value to continue to fall.Dec. 1 Purchased 12% bonds of Household Plastics Corporation at their $40 million face value, to be held until they mature in 2028. Semiannual interest is payable May 31 and November 30. 20 Purchased U. S. Treasury bonds for $7.5 million as trading securities, hoping to earn profits on short-term differences in prices. 21 Purchased 4 million common shares of NXS Corporation for $54 million as trading securities, hoping to earn profits on short-term differences in prices. 23 Sold the Treasury bonds for $8.1 million. 29 Received cash dividends of $3 million from the Millwork Ventures Company preferred shares. 31 Recorded any necessary adjusting entry(s) and closing entries relating to the investments. The market price of the Millwork Ventures Company preferred stock was $28.50 per share and $15.50 per share for the NXS Corporation common. The fair values of the bond investments were $58.6 million for Household Plastics Corporation and $18.6 million for Holistic Entertainment Enterprises.2014 Jan. 7 Sold the NXS Corporation common shares for $52 million.Required:Prepare the appropriate journal entry for each transaction or event. (If no entry is required for a particular transaction, select "No journal entry required" in the first account field. Enter your answers in millions rounded to 1 decimal place (i.e., 5,500,000 should be entered as 5.5))1.Record the purchase of 2 million preferred shares of Millwork Ventures Company for $63 million.2. Record the receipt of semiannual interest of $3.3 million from the Kansas Abstractors bonds.3. Record the purchase of 10% bonds of Holistic Entertainment Enterprises at their $120 million face value.4. Record the sale of the investment in Kansas Abstractors bonds.5. Record the purchase of 12% bonds of Household Plastics Corporation at their $40 million face value.6. Record the purchase of U.S. Treasury bonds for $7.5 million.7. Record the purchase of 4 million common shares of NXS Corporation for $54 million.8. Record the sale of the Treasury bonds for $8.1 million.9. Record the receipt of cash dividends of $3 million from the Millwork Ventures Company preferred shares.10. Record the investment revenue.11. The market price of the Millwork Ventures Company preferred stock was $28.512. Assuming no other transactions involving trading securities, record the fair value adjustment.13. Record the closing entries.14. Record the sale of the NXS Corporation common shares for $52 million.15. Record the fair value adjustment.

 

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