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paper loss UK US noun [C or U] ACCOUNTING
a loss in the value of an investment, etc. that appears in accounts, but that does not involve a real loss of cash, for example shares that have fallen in value but that have not been sold: »

The US banking giant was facing a paper loss of about $37.5 million.


Some of the thousands of private investors sitting on big paper losses could still get their money back.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • paper loss — noun an unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor s cost • Ant: ↑paper profit • Hypernyms: ↑loss, ↑red ink, ↑red * * * paper loss, a loss existing on paper, but not yet realized. A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper loss — paper profit or loss An unrealized profit (or loss) on a security or other investment still held. Paper profits (or losses) become realized profits (or losses) only upon the sale of the security + paper profit Profit not yet realized as derived… …   Black's law dictionary

  • paper loss — /peɪpə ˈlɒs/ (say paypuh los) noun a capital loss in an investment that is failing which has not yet been converted into an actual loss by selling the security in question. Compare paper profit …   Australian English dictionary

  • paper loss — (Accounting) unrealized loss (only appearing in the financial books) due to the decrease in value of a property or security in comparison with its purchase price …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paper loss — / peɪpə lɒs/ noun a loss made when an asset has fallen in value but has not been sold …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • paper loss — /ˌpeɪpə lɒs/ noun a loss made when an asset has fallen in value but has not been sold …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Paper loss — Потери бумаги; (бумажная) макулатура …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Paper Profit (Paper Loss) — Unrealized capital gain (or capital loss) in an investment. It is calculated by comparing the market price of a security to the original purchase price. Gains or losses only become realized when the security is sold. Investors commonly justify… …   Investment dictionary

  • loss — The opposite of gain. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * loss loss [lɒs ǁ lɒːs] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the fact of no longer having something that you used to have, or having less of it: • loss of earnings through illness ˈjob loss… …   Financial and business terms

  • paper profit — noun an unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor s cost from the current market price • Ant: ↑paper loss • Hypernyms: ↑gain * * * an unrealized profit due to the appreciation of something owned but not yet sold.… …   Useful english dictionary

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