accumulated other comprehensive income
A separate line within stockholders' equity that reports the corporation's cumulative income that has not been reported as part of net income on the corporation's income statement. The items that would be included in this line involve the income or loss involving foreign currency transactions, hedges, pension liabilities, and the unrealized gains and losses on certain investments. To learn more about this go to www.FASB.org, select Accounting Pronouncements from the left panel, and then select Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 130, Reporting Comprehensive Income.