Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Short-term Investments

Short-term Investments
3 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2011
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Short-term Investments [Text Block]

Note 2 – Short-term Investments

At October 31, 2011 and July 31, 2011, the Company’s short-term investments, whose fair value approximates cost, are in U.S. Treasury bills, which are purchased at discounts with remaining maturities of under ninety days.

The authoritative guidance for fair value measurements establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (level 3 measurements). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under the guidance are described below:





Level 1:

Valuations based on quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.





Level 2:

Valuations based on quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities





Level 3:

Valuations based on inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities

At October 31, 2011 and July 31, 2011 the Company’s short-term investments are classified as Level 1 assets.