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How are Derivative Accounting Applied for Hedging Activities?

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  • Doan Van Dinh

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    (Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry)

  • Guangming Gong

    (Business School Hunan University)

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    Abstract

    The derivative instruments accounting plays an important role in the development of the financial instruments markets, commodity market and in the risk management process. Because, the close relationship between the methods of derivative instruments accounting and the derivative instruments in the financial markets, commodity market for hedging activities. Moreover, they bring the relevance and reliability of Financial statements. Application of derivative instruments accounting is an essential factor for the development of financial market and economy. Currently, Vietnamese accounting is using historical cost methods for the financial assets; the fair value is not applied by the enterprises. How is difference between the historical method and fair value accounting? If the enterprises apply derivative instruments accounting, how will they have benefits? The article analyses and emphasizes usage of the derivative instruments accounting method and fair value of evaluating models to find out benefits to help managers and investors manage the risk.

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    Article provided by Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences in its journal International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 72-90

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    Handle: RePEc:hur:ijaraf:v:3:y:2013:i:4:p:72-90

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    Keywords: Fair value; forward contracts; futures contracts; derivative accounting; financial statements; hedging activities;

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    1. Laux, Christian & Leuz, Christian, 2009. "Did fair-value accounting contribute to the financial crisis?," CFS Working Paper Series 2009/22, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
    2. Laux, Christian & Leuz, Christian, 2009. "The crisis of fair value accounting: Making sense of the recent debate," CFS Working Paper Series 2009/09, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
    3. Zhang, Haiwen, 2009. "Effect of derivative accounting rules on corporate risk-management behavior," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(3), pages 244-264, June.
    4. Henk Berkman & Michael E. Bradbury & Phil Hancock & Clare Innes, 2002. "Derivative financial instrument use in Australia," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 42(2), pages 97-109.
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