Having occurred but not yet reflected in a transaction. This refers to unrealized gains and losses, which have not happened but would happen if the investor sold the security or asset that he/she currently holds. Unrealized gains are usually not taxable. opposite of realized.

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The plan was unrealized and did not occur for a long time and everyone was upset about it and everything else.

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You may want to try and predict how any unrealized event will go so that you know you will be prepared for it.

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When he contemplated selling the stock, he came to the conclusion that the threat of unrealized losses was simply too great for him to sell.

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