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Tim Quarterman, at the time a junior at LSU, received at least $16,000 according to the balance sheet.
More than $2 trillion in unrealized capital gains are sitting on individual and corporate balance sheets across America, according to the Economic Innovation Group, the result of profitable investments in stocks and mutual funds.
Fed officials also voted to continue with their program to reduce the central bank's balance sheet, which began in October.
But accounting for the full range of costs and risks inherent in cutting Pakistan loose, along with the likelihood that this punishment won’t prove corrective, the balance sheet begins to look messier.
And the balance sheets for the Democrats’ campaigns, committees and super PACs are vastly outgunned by the Republicans’ accounts.
The central bank owns about 40 percent of outstanding Japanese government bonds, and its balance sheet has swollen to nearly the size of the nation’s roughly $5 trillion economy.
However, further declines in the unemployment rate will create inflationary pressure, and the Federal Reserve’s continued plan to unwind its balance sheet will force up long-term bond yields, and consequently, mortgage rates.
Briefly, the Fed has begun raising short-term interest rates and reversing the expansion of its balance sheet.
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First Known Use of balance sheet
Financial Definition of BALANCE SHEET
What It Is
The balance sheet is a financial report that lists a company's assets (what it owns), liabilities (what it owes to others), and equity.
How It Works
The first section of the balance sheet gives a detailed list of a company's assets, including long-term assets (such as real estate and machinery), current assets (anything that can easily be converted to cash in less than a year), and cash.
The second section goes over the company's liabilities, or what it owes others. This is always an important section for investors to read because even the most stable of companies will face problems if it has an unusually high amount of debt on its books (especially if it has to pay it back sooner rather than later).
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Why It Matters
A balance sheet can help both business owners and investors understand the financial health of a company. And because companies generally include the corresponding balance sheet figures from previous quarters, balance sheets can be a useful way for investors to track trends in the way a business pays off its debts, builds its assets, or improves its financial standing.
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BALANCE SHEET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of balance sheet for English Language Learners
: a statement that shows the financial condition of a company at a particular time by listing the amount of money and property that the company has and the amount of money it owes
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