The correct answer among the listed choices is letter a. Short-term investments or marketable securities normally falls under the category of current assets since these are expected to be easily convertible to cash within the next 3 months to 12 months.ASSETS
In accounting, assets are any resources with value owned by the business, company, entity or person. These are legally owned by the business or entity. Assets have two categories, these are:Current AssetsNon-current Assets1. Current Assets
-these are assets that can be readily convertible to cash in a normal operating cycle of a business. Normal operating cycle is within 1 year.Some Examples of Current AssetsCash and cash equivalentsAccounts ExpensesMarketable Securities/ Short-term Investments2. Non-current Assets
-these are long-term assets or long-term investments that have a longer useful life that is usually more than 1 year. Not easily convertible to cash.Some Examples of Non-Current AssetsLandProperty, Plant and EquipmentTrademarksLong-term InvestmentsGoodwill
All fixed assets and intangible assets fall under the category of non-current assets.
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