Business / Taxes / Paper Profit (Or Loss): If you own an asset that increases in value, any increase in value is a paper profit, or unrealized gain. If you sell the asset for more than you paid to buy it, your paper profit becomes an actual profit, or realized gain. The same relationship applies if the asset has lost value. You have a paper loss until you sell, when it becomes a realized loss. You owe no capital gains tax on a paper profit, though you use the paper value when calculating gains or losses in your investment portfolio, for example. The risk with a paper profit is that it may disappear before you realize it. On the other hand, you may postpone selling because you expect the value to increase further.
Paper Noun Synonyms: stationery, letterhead, writing-paper, letter-paper, notepaper, foolscap, scrap or also scratch paper, wrapping paper, gift-wrapping, gift-wrap, wallpaper
Paper Noun Plural Synonyms: newspaper, tabloid, daily, weekly, journal, gazette, publication, periodical, newsletter, organ, rag, sheet
Profit Noun Synonyms: advantage, avail, good, benefit, welfare, gain, value, interest,efulness, literary behoof
Profit Verb Synonyms: advance, further, be of profit to, benefit, promote, aid, help, be advantageous or of advantage, serve, avail, improve
Business / Accounting / Profit Margin: The percentage difference between the costs of a product and the price you sell it for. Eg. if a product costs you $10 to buy and you sell it for $20, then you have a 100% profit margin. This is also MORE
Business / Finance / Profit Rate: Annual Earnings per share after taxes as a percentage of shareholders' equity capital per share at corporate book value at the beginning of the year. MORE