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Cash Equivalent

An asset that can easily be changed into cash. Examples of cash equivalents include savings account, bonds (especially near their maturities), and money markets. Cash and cash equivalents represent a company's or individual's liquidity, which can be important for investors and banks. See also: M1, M2.

cash equivalents

short-term investments and advances which can be quickly converted into cash.
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Entities often have amounts of cash and cash equivalents that are restricted and reported elsewhere in the statement of financial position.
Cash equivalents share of the total money supply saw a decline from 66.7% in September 2013 to 65.9% in September 2014.
Interfund receivables and payables that arise from transactions and events involving cash or cash equivalents must be recognized;
Palatin believes, based on its current operating plan, that its cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund its operations through at least calendar year 2012.
Ltd., additional grant income, and a significant increase in research product sales offset by a decrease in royalties from product sales." The company had cash and cash equivalents of $30.1 million as of March 31, 2011, compared with $33.3 million as of December,2010.
A good example of the importance of a current investment policy occurred in 2005 when auction-rate securities were re-classified from cash and cash equivalents to short-term investments.
However, levying on cash and cash equivalents held by TE property is considerably less problematic and will be used in appropriate cases.
The purchase price is allocated first to cash and cash equivalents, then to inventory, and finally to other tangible assets.
[NYSE: WAG] as well as cash or cash equivalents, like money market funds.
Each item in the statement is shown as a percentage of the total inflows of cash and cash equivalents from all sources for 1999, 1998, and 1997.
Specifically excluded from the purchase will be cash, cash equivalents and accounts receivables.
Cash equivalents are shortterm, interest-earning instruments or investments with high liquidity (easily and quickly converted to cash) and high safety.