paper profit or loss

Definition of "paper profit or loss"
  1. The hypothetical gain or deficit that would occur if unsettled transactions were settled at a specific time or price
How to use "paper profit or loss" in a sentence
  1. The stock dropped, converting her paper profit into a paper loss.
  2. Due to market fluctuation, their paper profit was larger than the actual amount they received.
  3. She didn't worry about the decrease in her portfolio's value as it was just a paper loss at this point.

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