Holding Loss

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Holding Loss

A decrease in the value of an asset or an increase in the value of a liability that occurs without any action on the part of the holder. For example, if the value of one's house decreases from $150,000 to $100,000 over three years, one has a holding loss of $50,000 over that period. Holding losses reduce one's net worth.
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The fourth quarter results were adversely impacted by significant non-cash inventory holding losses of approximately 123 million [euro] in the O&P North America and O&P Europe segments as a result of the large decline in crude oil and product prices in the quarter.
* Building in the potential of future price declines and consequent holding losses until there is a market bottom.
Employers decreased their contributions to these plans in the years after they had large holding gains, and in the case of the private plans, they decreased their contributions after the plans had holding losses. In particular, pension plans had unusually large holding gains from 1995 to 1999 (flow of funds accounts, table R.100), and declines in employer contributions to private plans and to state and local government plans in 1996 and later years account for about 0.4 percentage point of the decline in their saving as a percent of DPI.
In the business year that ended March 31, however, these holding losses by banks were apparently offset by rising stock prices.
Due to current market conditions, many taxpayers have significant holding losses for alternative minimum tax (AMT) purposes on stock acquired from exercising an incentive stock option (ISO).
The current requirement to use the amortized cost method permits the recognition of holding gains through the selective sale of appreciated securities but does not require the concurrent recognition of holding losses.
Melting and holding losses with the process have been reported as low as 1.5-2.0%, with successful casting yields of 85% or higher.
* Operating cash flow, excluding Gulf of Mexico oil spill payments, for full year 2018 was $26.1 billion, including a $2.6 billion working capital build (after adjusting for inventory holding losses).
The strong rally has removed a big worry for banks and businesses: holding losses on their stock portfolios.
The notes should include information about aggregate fair value, gross unrealized holding gains, gross unrealized holding losses, and amortized cost basis by major security types as of each reporting date.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, the top 10 insurers booked nearly 400 billion yen in holding losses -- a sharp reversal from the previous year when they reported almost 2 trillion yen worth of unrealized gains.
There is, however, n requirement for concurrent recognition of holding losses.