Paper gain (loss)

Unrealized capital gain ( loss) on securities held in portfolio, based on a comparison of current market price to original cost. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • paper gain or loss — unrealized capital gain or loss on securities held in a portfolio based on a comparison of current market price to original cost. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 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 from an appreciation… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Paper print — Paper prints were an early mechanism to establish the copyright of motion pictures by depositing them with the Library of Congress. The first and foremost user of this prosecc was Thomas Alva Edison). To that end, beginning in 1893, Edison’s… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 from an… …   Black's law 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

  • Loss leader — A loss leader or leader [ [http://www.bartleby.com/61/46/L0084600.html Leader] , The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition , Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.] (also called a key value item in the United Kingdom) is a …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • paper profit — /peɪpə ˈprɒfət/ (say paypuh profuht) noun an unrealised capital gain in an investment, calculated by comparing the market price of a security to the original and now lower purchase price. Compare paper loss …   Australian English dictionary

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