book profit


Profit which has been made but not yet realized through a transaction, such as a stock which has risen in value but is still being held. also called unrealized gain or unrealized profit or paper gain or paper profit.

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It was book profit and had not been realized yet, but I knew that it would be in time for our company.

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You should try to make sure that you hold out until you find a buyer that will give you the most book profit.

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Tony realized that his company made a book profit this month when he saw that stocks had risen ten-percent in the third quarter.

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