Financial instrument

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Financial Instrument

Any document with monetary value. Examples include cash and cash equivalents, but also securities such as bonds and stocks which have value and may be traded in exchange for money.

Financial instrument.

A financial instrument is a physical or electronic document that has intrinsic monetary value or transfers value. For example, cash is a financial instrument, as is a check.

Listed and unlisted securities, loans, insurance policies, interests in a partnership, and precious metals are also financial instruments. A contractual obligation is also a financial instrument as is a deed that records home ownership.

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The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for public comment an exposure draft of proposals to improve financial instrument accounting.
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The document is the next step in a wide-ranging Board project related to financial instrument issues.
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The latest statement from the FASB in its financial instrument project focuses on derivatives.
The difficult part of this Standard is in the understanding of what is a financial instrument and, as a result, the Board provides a definition of a financial instrument and gives examples of instruments included and excluded from the definition.
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